Roger Edwin Nelson

Roger Edwin Nelson

Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA
Death 17 Jul 1989 (aged 42)
Yankton County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Spring Valley, Turner County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 43169561 · View Source
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Occupation: Designer/draftsman, spent much of his career working for Electro-magic, a pressure-washer company then located in South Dakota. When the plant was relocated to Paris, KY in 1984, Roger relocated, working there several years before the product manufacturing was moved yet again.

Roger contracted polio as a small child, and spent a year in an "iron lung". He stated that he was right-handed when placed in the iron lung on his right side. A year later when he was able to exit same, he was left-handed. He had lung issues the remainder of his life, and would require oxygen occasionally. Despite his handicaps, he seldom missed work and never complained about his health. His impaired health led to his early demise.

Roger was married and divorced twice. He had no children.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 43169561
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Edwin Nelson (15 Dec 1946–17 Jul 1989), Find a Grave Memorial no. 43169561, citing Spring Valley Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Valley, Turner County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Michael Harrington (contributor 46760007) .