Harold L. Nelson, age 98, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. He was born on March 20, 1922 to parents Andrew and Afra (Pederison) Nelson.
Harold was born into America's greatest generation, also known as the World War II generation, and served in the European theatre. After returning from battle, he and his bride Phyllis settled in Parchment, Michigan where they raised their four beloved children. They often enjoyed loading the kids in the family station wagon, with the picnic basket filled with goodies, and heading out to find a roadside table. These small trips became vacations, with Harold and Phyllis singing in the front seat, while the kids kept track of the different license plates they passed along the way.
Harold loved everything about Abraham Lincoln. He enjoyed taking his family on the journey to follow in the footsteps of America's 16th President, from Kentucky to Washington D.C. He was a strong and modest man, who worked hard and loved his family. His ever present sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Harold is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 2015. He is survived by his children: Carol (the late Everette) Boggs, Linda (Terry) Gage, Robert Nelson, Susan (Chad) Carpenter; and grandchildren: Robin (Edward) Mann, Ryan Gage, Travis (Elaine) Carpenter, Kasey (the late Derik) Holley and great-grandson Dane.
While visiting Harold’s webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family.
The family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft MI 49087 (269) 679-5622.