Gerald Nelson, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009. Age 87 years. Gerald was born March 7, 1922 in Saginaw to Frank E. and Martha (Vollmer) Nelson. He married Sylvia B. Bradd on June 28, 1947. She preceded him in death on February 28, 2008. Mr. Nelson served his country in the U.S. Army during World War Two in the 169th Infantry, 43rd Division 5th Army. He retired from Bell Telephone Company in 1982 after 35 years of service. Surviving are his daughter BettyJo Schwind (Gerald Houghton); one grandson Thomas Schwind; one granddaughter Melissa Cornelius; seven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and three sisters, Elaine, Ruth and Madeline. Gerald was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. A memorial service will take place 1 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2009 at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens chapel.