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Chester H Nelson
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1914
Clay County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1997
Zapata
Zapata County
Texas, USA

Chester H. Nelson
July 1, 1914 March 17, 1997

Chester H. Nelson, son o Olaf A. And Mary B (Nelson) Nelson, was born July 1, 1914, near Ruthven, Iowa. On July 28, 1937, Chester married Margaret F. Reed of Ruthven.
Chester was employed as a long distance truck driver all of his life, affiliated with several different companies. In 1971, he was named Driver of the Year the State of Iowa.
Chester and Margaret moved to Zapata, Texas in 1979, where they spent their winters while traveling during the summer.
Chester died March 17, 1997, at his home in Zapata, Texas, at the age of 82. Services were held Wednesday, 1997, at the Methodist Church in Zapata, with Rev. Virgilio Vazquez officiating.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, David Nelson; and a brother, Earnest Nelson.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Zapata, TX; his children, Donald Nelson of Cedar Rapids, IA, Rosemary Dawes of Dallas, TX and Peg Nelson of Nassau, Bahamas; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.




Transcribed from the Memorial Service program by Mary Lyon Hellman 05-15-2013
 
 
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 Parents:
  Olaf Arthur Nelson (1866 - 1924)
  Mary B Nelson Nelson (1888 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Fern Reed Nelson (1918 - 2014)*
 
 Children:
  David Ray Nelson (1942 - 1942)*
 
 Sibling:
  Ernest Lawrence Nelson (1911 - 1988)*
  Chester H Nelson (1914 - 1997)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Ruthven
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: mjhellman
Record added: Dec 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31931929
 

 
 
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