Edward Nelson, 68, of Creston died on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Pike County Hospital in Louisiana, MO. Celebration of Life services will be held10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com.
Edward Andrew Nelson was born on July 10, 1947 in Red Oak, Ia., a son to Lester Earl Nelson and Bessie Amanda (Orstad) Nelson. He was educated in Corning and graduated from high school there with the class of 1967.
On August 30, 1968, Edward was united in marriage to Katheryn Susan Richards at the Cromwell United Church of Christ. They settled in Creston where Edward worked in construction and carpentry. He also worked at Wellman Dynamics with the Foundry Support and retired from there in 2015.
Edward attended the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Corning and helped with the Right to Life Committee.
Edward is survived by his wife Kathy Nelson of Creston; son Maxwell (wife Anita) Nelson of Chesapeake, Va.; daughter Amanda Nelson of Des Moines; a grandson Ethan Nelson of Des Moines; brothers, Melvin (wife Mary) Nelson of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Bernard Nelson of Neb.; along with many other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts and uncles.
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