Col. Bill Nelson @ 1967
Col. William John Nelson (Bill)
  • 93 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 20, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 16, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Santa Maria, California, United States
A true Officer and Gentleman.

This memorial website was created in memory of  Col. Bill Nelson, 93, born on July 20, 1921 and passed away on April 16, 2015. He was a tremendous inspiration to his family and he will be sorely missed.

Because of his many volunteer activities in water conservation, the family has requested that donations in honor of his memory be made to Project WET, a non-profit water conservation education group, at

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dave Nelson on 22nd April 2016

"After a year, it's hard to believe.  You are still such a part of my life and always will be.  Miss you Mom and Dad and will always be thinking about you."

This tribute was added by Denise Shea on 30th April 2015

"To my dearest Grandpa:  You are an inspiration to all and how to live
an authentic, beautiful life.  I love and miss you always."

This tribute was added by Sue Sanders on 25th April 2015

"It was our great pleasure to say we knew and loved Bill Nelson.  He was truly an officer and gentleman. He was forever optomistic, never once complaining... he set a high standard by which we hope to live our lives. He was humble, kind and loved his family. We will never forget him. He leaves proud legacy with all the wonderful members of the Nelson Family.   Love, Scott & Sue Sanders"

This tribute was added by carol rode-curley on 21st April 2015

"Uncle Bill was one of the kindest, generous and most patient men I have ever had the pleasure to meet and spend a little time with. My love to all of the Nelson's. Uncle Bill, you will be missed. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Elena Willets on 21st April 2015

"Dear Nancy and Family. What a wonderful tribute to your dear father. Thinking of you all with prayers that you at be comforted. Love, Elena Willets"

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This memorial is administered by:

William Nelson
Dave Nelson
Jim Nelson
Nancy Warren


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