VERNON DEAN NELSON
10/22/26 – 8/23/21
Vern was born in Genoa, NE, the third of six children. He graduated from high school in Genoa and began his college education at Luther Jr. College in Wahoo, NE.
In the fall of 1944, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Philippines. He was discharged in 1947 and returned to Luther to finish his associate degree.
In the Fall he enrolled at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and graduated in 1949. On May 6th of 1950 he married Alice Samuelson, and together they raised three sons. Vern’s job took the family from Chicago to Milwaukee, and on to Philadelphia.
He and Alice retired in in 1992 and moved to Grand Junction, CO. A desire to be nearer family they made the move to Meridian, Idaho.
Vern is survived by his wife, Alice, three sons and their wives, David and Jill, Douglas and Arabella, and Don and Mary, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, and two brothers, Raymond and Merle and their wives.
A Celebration of Life will take place at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 3430 N. Maple Grove Rd. on Sunday, August 29th, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider gifts to the church, Warhawk Air Museum, 201 Municipal Dr., Nampa, ID 83687, or the Genoa Indian School Foundation, Inc, PO Box 382, Genoa NE 68640-0382
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.