Paul Danheim Nelson

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  • "Paul we will miss you. Thank you for all you did for..."
    - Mary Hubbard
  • - Nora Nelson
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Nelson, Paul Danheim asleep in Jesus in his 80th year, died on Monday, September 10, 2007 at Friendship Village, South County. Beloved father of Timothy Ross Nelson (Nora); dear grandfather of Erika Torrence, Eva Marie Nelson and Gregory Nelson; brother of Nadine (Jerry) Kesting, and Mary Alice (Leonard) Warren; dear uncle and friend to many science students in St. Louis. Paul was born in Blue Rapids, Kansas and received both his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees from Kansas State University at Manhattan, Kansas in 1950 and 1952. Before moving to St. Louis, Paul was an exploration Petroleum Geologist for Carter Oil Co. In 1962 he turned to teaching as a new career and taught Vocational Technical and Geology courses at Boise State College in Boise, Idaho. In 1967 he moved to St. Louis to become Associate Professor of Geology and Physical Science at Forest Park Community College. He was later transferred to Meramec Community College in Kirkwood, where he taught until his retirement in 1999. He endowed the Danheim Nelson Scholarship/Fellowship and the Danheim Nelson Equipment Fund at Kansas State University and through a generous gift to The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the association established the Paul Danheim Nelson Named Grant for graduate students in environmental geology. Paul has also supported IPM-International Partners in Mission: changing lives around the world-through a substantial continuing gift. Paul was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church on Hampton Ave. in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church; Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA; Heifer Project, Little Rock, AR; Planned Parenthood, Washington, DC.Services: A Memorial Service will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3600 Hampton Ave., St. Louis on Saturday, September 15th at 10:30 a.m. A service of COLONIAL MORTUARY HOFFMEISTERKRIEGSHAUSER Funeral Directors.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15, 2007