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Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home

11902 W Center Road, Omaha, NE

OBITUARY

Harold L. Nelson

December 3, 1926February 10, 2020
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Harold Lee Nelson, Omaha, passed away Feb 10, 2020. He was born in Omaha Dec 3, 1926 the 11th of 12 children of Nels Chris Nelson and Hannah Christian Nelson and was the last survivor of the twelve children. He was born at the family home at 90th and Blondo and lived in Omaha his entire life. Harold was a WWII veteran serving in the Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Eleanor Marie (Bussey) Nelson. He is survived by his son, Larry David Nelson (Dellene) and daughter Pamela Jean Smillie (Robert), grandchildren Stephanie Muirhead (Mark Chapotel), Larry David Nelson, Heather Douglas (James), Tara Glassgold (Matt), Mindy Wiseman (Michael), great grandchildren Dustin and Catalina Douglas, Logan and Colin Wiseman, Kylie, Jacob and Taylor Glassgold. The family would like to thank Kindred at Home Hospice especially Leanne and Stephanie for the wonderful care you provided for Harold. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Food Bank for the Heartland, 10525 J Street, Omaha 68127 or Boys Town, PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010.

VISITATION: Thursday at 9:30am with FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am, all at Crosby Colonial Chapel. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Larry Nelson
  • David Nelson
  • Bob Smillie
  • Mark Chapotel
  • Chris Fiorelli
  • Michael Wiseman

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020

Memories

Harold L. Nelson

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LISA CHAPOTEL

February 13, 2020

I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but love his family.
Sending my condolences from Louisiana, along with the rest of my family.
Lisa.

Pam Smillie

February 13, 2020

Dad you were the best strong funny supportive. I am so happy Larry and I could care for you in your last couple of weeks. You always read the World Herald looking for your Obituary. You finally made the paper Dad. When I was little and asked Dad where are you going he would say “Up an elephants trunk to see the sunrise want to come.” I said “I sure do”. But we never did I hope you have met up with Mom and you are enjoying the Sunrise from an elephants trunk I will love you for the rest of my days. Love Pam

Stephanie Nelson Muirhead

February 12, 2020

Stephanie and Grandpa ❤

Kathy Bussey

February 12, 2020

Harold was our brother-in-law. He and Milt had many years of shared memories. They never got together that laughter wasn't far behind. We will miss his phone calls and cards. He is now with Eleanor in heaven.

Robert Smillie

February 12, 2020

90th Birthday/Family Reunion

FROM THE FAMILY

Harold and son Larry

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Young Married Couple Harold and Eleanor

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Harold in Eleanor in their backyard

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On Table Rock Lake, count the Nelsons

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Harold and son Larry

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Young Married Couple Harold and Eleanor

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Harold in Eleanor in their backyard

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On Table Rock Lake, count the Nelsons

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Young Harold playing

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Eleanor with Larry and Pam

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Navy Uniform

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Big House almost completed

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Harold and Eleanor