Mr. Nelson passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region, age 90. He was born November 23, 1922 in Bangor Township to the late Otis L. and Esther (Parker) Nelson. Edward married Jennie V. Brinnion on May 24, 1947; she survives him. He graduated from Bay City Central in 1942 and was a WWII veteran, serving his country during WWII. Edward retired from Dow Chemical Company in 1981 after 34 years of dedicated service. He was a member of North Euclid Church of God and its’ building committee. Edward loved playing baseball in his younger years, hunting and the outdoors. He coached Little League in Bangor Township for many years and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving is his wife, Jennie, three children: Bonnie (Henry) Eckhardt, Connie (Albert) Trischler and Steven (Lori) Nelson, grandchildren: Scott (Tracy) Lukowski, Brian Friedle, Christina (Tim) McDonald, Dale (Andrea) Friedle, Tara Stewart, Ashley Nelson, Sheryl Nelson, Rachel Mask, Matthew Trischler, Caitlyn (Patrick) Junius and Colin Nelson, many great grandchildren, one brother, Richard (Mona) Nelson, one sister, Patsy (Norman) LeFevre, several nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by two brothers, Otis and Harry and three sisters: Beverly, Celia and Bernice.
The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:00am at North Euclid Church of God, 3430 N. Euclid Ave., Bay City. Pastor Brad Windlin will officiate. The Committal Service and Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Tuesday after 10:00am. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes” or the American Cancer Society.