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 Robert Thomas “Bob” Nelson

Robert Thomas “Bob” Nelson

Birth
Longview, Harrison County, Texas, USA
Death 20 Oct 2012 (aged 99)
Mandan, Morton County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Mandan, Morton County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 100092920 · View Source
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Robert Thomas "Bob" Nelson, 99, of Bismarck, died on October 20, 2012 in a Mandan Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Bismarck. Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Bob was born on May 1, 1913 to John and Alice (Morrison) Nelson in Longview, TX. He spent his early life in Longview and attended schools in Ft. Worth, TX. He graduated from Texas A & M in 1934 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and from the ROTC Officer Training Program. He was awarded the rank of 2nd Lt. in the US Army Corps of Engineers Reserves. Mr. Nelson served in the Army 11 Months prior to Pearl Harbor and then served in Australia and New Guinea. He returned to the US and married Lorena Terry on June 23, 1945 in Alexandria, Virginia. They then moved to Ft. Worth, TX at the end of the war and Mr. Nelson was on Inactive Status in January 1946.

Mr. Nelson worked for Texas Electric Service in the Power Department and was Superintendent of two power plants there. In 1954 he accepted a position with Montana Dakota Utilities in Power Production when MDU was expanding and remodeling their power plants to meet environmental rules. Mr. Nelson retired in 1978 as Power Production Manager.

Mr. Nelson was a Master Mason since August 1939; a member of Bismarck Lodge #5 for over 50 years, active in Eastern Star Chapter #11 being a Past Patron and a lifetime member; National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and was in the Bismarck Kiwanis Club for over 40 years. He has been a member of the Bismarck First Presbyterian Church since 1957. He was a Sunday School Teacher and Ruling (Presiding) Elder.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters.

Source: Bismarck Funeral Home & Crematory


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  • Created by: Debbie 💜
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100092920
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Thomas “Bob” Nelson (1 May 1913–20 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100092920, citing North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, Morton County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Debbie 💜 (contributor 47879315) .