George Nelson Jr.


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 5:20 pm
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George B. Nelson Jr., 83, of Moline, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Moline Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Moline, where he was a member, or to the American Heart Association.
George was born on Feb. 10, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of George and Hattie McGrath Nelson. He married Beverly Brooks on June 17, 1949, in Des Moines.
George worked as a commercial artist in the Advertising Department for Deere & Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1984.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Nelson, Moline; children, Jill Nelson, West Des Moines, Iowa, Deborah (Floyd) Theis, Moline, Matthew (Cathleen Capps) Nelson, East Moline; grandchildren, Hunter and Carter Nelson, Bradenton, Fla.; sisters, Jane Day, Kerrville, Texas, Donna (Raymond) Carlson, Victor, Mont.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Dorothy and Geraldine.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting his obituary online at www.esterdahl.com.












 




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