Thursday, December 13, 2007

Jack L. Nelson, age 78, of Portage passed away on Monday, December 10, 2007 after an extended illness. At the time of his death, he and his beloved wife Helen, the love of his life, had been married for 58 years. His five children; numerous grandchildren; great- grandchildren; several brothers and a sister and several nieces and nephews also survive him. Jack, known as "Butch" Nelson in his youth, was born in Grand Rapids, where graduated from South High School and played on the football, basketball and baseball teams. Jack served in the Army as a Second Lieutenant after high school and following his military service; he attended and graduated of Western Michigan. Following graduation, Jack work notably for GMAC, and Ford Motor Credit before managing his own business in Kalamazoo. Internment with full military honors is scheduled for Friday, December 14th at 2 PM at the Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, MI. Following the internment, the family will meet with relatives and friends at the Nelson's residence.

Rest in peace, Grampa Jack.

To all of my family, my sincerest condolances. I really wish I could be with you all right now. Love,



LCpl Roger Willey, USMC said...

I'm very sorry to hear that, Nelsons. My heart goes out to you guys.

Mark and Betsy said...

Sarah-- We did our best to take some pictures for you since you couldn't be there. Check out my lj in the next few days.

Love you, hope you are staying well!
(And one day we will mail you. The kids have written 2 letters and I have been the bad one who didn't get them in the mail... I don't know what you are going to do with me!)