Norman F. Nelson, 98, of McPherson, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at The Cedars, McPherson.


Norman F. Nelson, 98, of McPherson, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at The Cedars, McPherson.
He was a retired pipeline welder, working for Mobil Oil Company. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, serving in the 13th Armored Division and fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and other campaigns in European theatres.   
Norman was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Groveland, the son of Nels H. and Laura S. (Paulson) Nelson. He attended the McPherson schools. On Aug. 31, 1940, he was united in marriage to Edith L. Hughey in McPherson.  She preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1992.
Norman was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge No. 172, Scottish Rite, Isis Shrine (Salina), McPherson Shrine Club, and a Life Member of McPherson V.F.W. Post No. 2715.
He is survived by: his son, Ed Nelson (Amy) of Spring, Texas; grandson, Nicholas Nelson (Janeen) of Houston; granddaughter, Lila Macorol of San Antonio, Texas; great-grandchildren, Bradley, Layla, Jozlyn, and Zoë Nelson; nieces and nephews, Leah Russell of Lindsborg, Marvin and Carol Rasmussen of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Marion and Dorothy Rasmussen of Stockton, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, Vivian Lueckfeld, and a dear friend, Georgana Crabb.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ with Rev. Constance Lunn officiating. There is no visitation but the casket will be open prior to the service. Burial with military honors will be at the McPherson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the McPherson Shrine Club-Hospital Patient Travel Fund in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.