Roger Nelson, 78Roger L. “Swede” Nelson, 78, Betendorf, Iowa, died June 18, 2010 at his daughter’s home in LeClaire, Iowa.
Roger L. “Swede” Nelson, 78, Betendorf, Iowa, died June 18, 2010 at his daughter’s home in LeClaire, Iowa.
Roger was born July 12, 1931 in Holmes City to Arthur and Caroline (Gustafson) Nelson. He joined the United States Army in 1951 and served in the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged to the Army Reserves in 1953 at the rank of sergeant.
Swede was united in marriage to Marliss M. Bosek in Lowry on November 15, 1955. He worked for many years as an owner-operator for various trucking companies, most recently for United Truck and Equipment in Milan, Illinois.
He was a life member of VFW Post 828 in Davenport, Iowa and the Moose Lodge of Davenport.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Marliss; his daughter, Tammy Nelson of LeClaire; sons, Kenneth J. Nelson of Princeton, Iowa and Joseph A. (Dawn) Nelson of LeClaire; five grandchildren; sister, Ardelle (Thomas) Muzik of Alexandria; and his brother, DuWayne (Barb) Nelson of Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild; and a nephew, Tommy L. Muzik.
Funeral services were held June 22 at McGinnis-Chambers funeral Home in Bettendorf, Iowa with Msgr. Robert Schmidt officiating. Pallbearers were Richard Phelps, Ralph Thelen, Virgil Brus, Lee Hartvigsen, George Barabas and John Werner. Burial was at Glendale Cemetery in LeClaire.
Contributions in Roger’s memory may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bettendorf, Iowa or Genesis VNA Hospice.
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