Nels A Nelson

Born: Thu., Oct. 3, 1929
Died: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Nels A. Nelson, age 90, of North East, died on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospi- tal in Erie. He was born on October 3, 1929 in Har- borcreek, Pa., the son of the late Oscar S. and Gerda
Nels graduated in 1949 from
Harborcreek High School where he was the first Homecoming King. He loved playing football and
was honored to be nominated by his teammates to play in the 1948 Save-An-Eye All-Star game. Nels owned and operated Nelson Fruit Farms in Harborcreek. The farm and roadside stand started by his
father Oscar and now continued on by his son Richard has been known for generations for their fine fruits and vegetables and especially their corn. He was a member of the Shriners and the Masonic Lodge 399 of North East. He loved fishing, hunting and airplanes. Nels had his pilot’s license and formerly owned his own airplane flying out of Moorhead Airport.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eliz- abeth Lainey Nelson on July 9, 2003; and his sister, Anna Marie Hallgren.
He is survived by his son, Richard Nelson (Lisa) of Harborcreek; daughter, Carol Komorowski (Paul) of North East; grandchildren, Vanessa Luke, Rachel Nelson, Maria Komorowski, Grace Komorowski, and Matthew Komorowski; great-grandchildren, Blake Whitcomb and Kasen Luke; a niece, Jenny Ann Brin- ling; and two nephews, Ted Hallgren and John Brobst; He is further survived by several cousins in Sweden, and lastly his dear friend, Lucille Shunk.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and are invited to William D. Elkin Funeral Home for a funeral service on Monday at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at North East Ceme- tery. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jean Kuebler of Faith Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 1645 W 8th St., Erie.

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