Eldon E. Nelson Winslow Alumni Class of 1965
December 6, 2007
Eldon E. Nelson, 60, of Marietta, Ga, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 6, 2007.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kay (Auten) Nelson; two daughters, Leah Nelson and Scot Stankiewicz of Marietta. Georgia and Heather Nelson and Paul Rattin of Chicago, Illinois; two grand-daughters Kaylee and Lauren Stankiewicz; brother, Alan Nelson of Winslow, Indiana; sister, Lyndall Nelson Capen of Indianapolis, Indiana; and nieces and nephews.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He grew up in Winslow, Indiana where he played on the high school basketball team and married his high school sweetheart, Kay. Eldon was a graduate of Winslow High School Class of 1965. He earned his master’s degree in Mathematics from Purdue University and spent several years after graduation teaching mathematics in Indiana to high school and college students before embarking on a 29 year career with IBM. After retiring, he enjoyed handy-man work and helping out others with small projects. He was an avid Harley-Davidson rider and outdoorsman that enjoyed bow-hunting and fishing.
Most of all he loved his family, friends, and spending time with his precious grand-daughters. He was a brave fighter and battled Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia for 14 years, but he never gave up and never complained. A special thanks goes to all his doctors and nurses from the Atlanta Cancer Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital that have helped the entire family over the years.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2007 at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta, Georgia.
Services were at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church in Marietta.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 www.leukemia.org or to the First Presbyterian Church of marietta in recognition of the 3:30 Club, a children’s after school tutoring program.
A memorial service will be held in Winslow, Indiana at a later date.