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    2008-04-21 Worcester Firefighter Edward E. Nelson Sr. Retired

    Nelson Sr., Edward E.


    Edward E. Nelson, Sr., 89, died Monday, April 21, 2008, in the Blaire House of Worcester. His wife, Elizabeth (Krause) Nelson, died in 1989. He leaves 3 sons, Edward E. Nelson, Jr., of Foster, RI; Eric S. Nelson and his wife Sue of New Braintree; and Karl A. Nelson and his wife Cheryl of Boylston; 3 daughters, Karen A. Richardson and her husband Bud of Rochdale; Joan E. Bostock and her husband Lincoln of Leicester; and Martha E. Hidenfelter and her husband Dennis of Worcester; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 1 brother and 2 sisters. Edward was born in Worcester, son of Walter T. and Cora D. (Grout) Nelson. He was a Worcester firefighter for 20 years with Ladder 2 and various other companies. He was a Sergeant in the Army during WWII. He was a tank commander and fought in several campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of the Singletary Rod & Gun Club. He loved hunting and fishing and was an avid bird watcher.

    A graveside service will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, Boylston at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Firefighter's Fund of Worcester Local 1009, 625 Chandler St., Worcester MA 01602. Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln St., Worcester is directing arrangements.

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    Eddie Nelson

    He was a Sergeant in the Army during WWII. He was a tank commander and fought in several campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Purple Heart recipient.

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