Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Robert S. Nelson

(21 MAY 1925 - 10 DEC 1999)

   Robert S. Nelson, 74, of Beaverton, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare, after a short illness.

   Born May 11, 1925 in Flint, he lived in Gladwin County since 1979 and previously lived in Niles, Ohio. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

   Robert married Betty Lou Phillips, June 21, 1945 in Flint. She preceded him in death in 1998.

   He worked as a foreman for General Motors in Flint, retiring July 1, 1979 after 33 years. he was a member of Albright Shores Eagles Aerie 3655 and VFW Post 7307.

   He is survived by four sons, Timothy L. Sr., and Elbert H. and wife Jamette, all of Beaverton, Robert W. and wife Hilda of Topock, Ariz., and Richard E. and wife Cathy of Burton; two daughters, Beatrice E. and husband William Ritter of Otisville, and Jacklin K. Dennis; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Junes.

   Services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton Chapel, with Rev. Donald L. Roberts officiating. Visitation is 11:30 until the time of the service, Saturday, at the funeral home.

   VFW Post 7303 held a military honors service.

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