(Saturday - December 05, 2020) - George O. Nelson, age 92, of Florence, passed into heaven on Monday, November 30, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. George was an honest man with a strong Christian faith who was also a great prayer warrior. He was a loving, nurturing, and loyal father and husband. He was married to Gertrude Nelson for 55 years and raised four children. His devotion to his children's development was extraordinary and appreciated. George was a successful businessman who ran the cement masonry side of the family business - G.O. Nelson & Sons, Inc. George was a member of the Cement Masons' Union Local 502 and Carpenters' Union Local 10 for over 70 years. He was highly creative, and this showed in his gardening, woodworking, and cooking/baking skills. He was an Army veteran, who served his country with pride and honor during the Korean War. Always a perfectionist, he would settle for nothing but the best.

George in survived by his sons, Eric Nelson of O'Fallon, Illinois and Leif (Carol) Nelson of Tarpon Springs, Florida; daughters, Inger (Paul) Jacobson of Stevens Point, Wisconsin and Greta Nelson of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; grandchildren, Sarah (Chris) Scott, Rebecca Nelson, Niles Nelson, Aarika Nelson, Anders Jacobson; and great grandson, "little George;" siblings, Janet Johnson of Iron Mountain and Phil (Jane) Nelson of Libertyville, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude.

The family thanks Maryhill Manor staff for their professional and loving care throughout the past three years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in George's name may be made to Norway Evangelical Covenant Church, where he was part of the church family. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, a memorial service will be planned for spring/summer 2021 so that family and friends may safely travel and attend.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.


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