A true Officer and Gentleman.
  • 93 years old
  • Born on July 20, 1921 in Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on April 16, 2015 in Santa Maria, California, United States.

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 http://www.projectwet.org/.

Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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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