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Harley Emmet Nelson
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1923
Death: Aug. 12, 1949

Military Rites Held Here Monday For Harley Nelson Military rites were held here Monday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church for Harley Emmet Nelson. Rev. Philip Biblehimer officiated. Burial in the Hillside Cemetery. The Lutheran Junior Choir sang: "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", "The Old Rugged Cross", and "Abide With Me". Pallbearers were: Frank Rother, Glen Grossart, William Berney, John Lange, Henry Henningsen and Marvin Christensen. Harley Nelson was born March 15, 1923 here and passed away Friday, August 12, 1949 at the age of 25 years, 4 months and 27 days. When he was five years of age his parents moved to Carter Lake, Iowa where he attended Grammar School. He graduated at Omaha. He entered the Army February 24, 1943 at Ft. Calhoun and served in the Pacific Theatre for three years. During this time he received the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged from the army December 27, 1945 at the Separation Center at Fort Logan, Colorado. He served his remaining years here doing the work he loved helping his father on a farm 4 miles north of Wolbach. He leaves to mourn his passing besides his mother and father, 6 sisters, 4 brothers, 2 grandmothers, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The military rites were taken care of by the local American Legion, who marched in procession from the Funeral Home to the Church. After the Church services the procession continued to the cemetery where the prayer was given, followed by taps and the firing of a three volley salute over the grave. Francis Kolar folded the flag and Chaplin Bibleheimer gave it to the bereaved mother. The procession was formed as follows: The color bearers, Junior Grossart and Kenneth Studley, the Color guards, Jack Neumann and Gordon Wagner, the bugler, the funeral coach with three pallbearers on either side, the firing squad, the family of the deceased and the minister, with the Legionnaires and Auxiliary completing the procession.

Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, August 18, 1949

Family links: 
  Emmet August Nelson (1898 - 1951)
  Myrtle Evelyn Sower Nelson (1898 - 1979)
  Viora M Nelson (1921 - 2001)*
  Harley Emmet Nelson (1923 - 1949)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Army - WW II
Hillside Cemetery
Greeley County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 7, Lot 271
Created by: Linda Berney
Record added: Nov 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61026530
Harley Emmet Nelson
Added by: Linda Berney
Harley Emmet Nelson
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Added by: Linda Berney
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