Jefferson – Nelson,
77, died March 27 in Eugene. He was born in upstate New York,
where he grew up. He lived in Michigan and Colorado before moving
to Eugene, OR in 1970, moving to Portland in 1978 and in 1990
moving back to Michigan, living in Missouri until moving to
Jefferson in 2005. Nelson served as a Pastor for 45 years, as well
as working part time in construction. He served as an associate
Pastor from 2005-2010 at Marion Church of God Seventh Day, where
he was a member. Nelson enjoyed carpentry, music and hiking. He
married Wilma Munro on October 10, 1955 in Stanberry, MO., she
preceded him in death on March 26, 2007.
Nelson is survived by
children: Glenda Patton of Eugene, Vernon Caswell of Denver, CO.,
Randall Caswell of Reno, NV., Clark Caswell of Eugene, and Cindy
Nienhuis of Galt, CA.; brothers: Norman Caswell of Owosso, MI.,
and Tim Caswell of Mason, MI.; sisters: Hope Dais of Denver, CO.,
Cecyl Fischer of Perry, MI., and Marjorie Frary of DeKalb
Junction, NY.; and 12 – grandchildren.
Memorial service will be
Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Marion Church of God Seventh
Day. Private interment will be in Jefferson Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Sis-Q-Meadows youth camp. Serving the
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.