W. Marvin Nelson

June 18, 1921 - February 18, 2003 

W. Marvin Nelson

June 18, 1921 - February 18, 2003 

Obituary for W. Marvin Nelson

Age 81, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2003 in Lansing Michigan. He was born June 18, 1921 in Ionia, Michigan the son of Emil and Elma (Olsen) Nelson. Mr. Nelson was a lifelong resident of the Ionia area. He retired from the State of Michigan and was an avid farmer most of his life. He was a member of the Ionia Masons and also enjoyed camping in his Airstream. Marvin is survived by his wife, Virginia, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of mariage with in June; sons, Sandy (Helen) Nelson of Fenton, Jon (Diane) Nelson of Ionia, and Brian (Kathy) Nelson of Marion; grandchildren, Alison Nelson, Laura Nelson, David Nelson, Amy Nelson, Carrie Nelson, Kristen Nelson, and Emily Nelson. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cook Funeral Home, 220 Rich Street, Ionia, with Rev. Martin Culver, Pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Balcom Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association in memory of W. Marvin Nelson. Arrangements are entrusted to the Cook Funeral Home, Ionia.

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