In memory of
Bob Nelson
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In memory of
Bob Nelson
On Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, Bob Nelson died at home in Hospice Care in the loving arms of his family after a valiant struggle with cancer. Floyd Robert "Bob" Nelson was born January, 6, 1933, rural Cherokee County, Iowa, to Martin and Agnes Linea Kimblad Nelson. He was the youngest and only surviving of five children: Leonart, Ruth Mischler, Harry, and Martha Galigan. After attending Marcus, Iowa, High School, he graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1956 with a BS , Civil Engineering. Bob was commissioned in the US Navy, Civil Engineering Corps, served active duty, then remained in the Navy Reserves for 22 years, achieving the rank of Commander. A proud officer for the Sea Bees, he served with Mobile Construction Battalions. During his years with the now defunct Prescon Corporation, he became a leading authority on construction using post-tensioned concrete. After retiring, he served for several years as a plant inspector for the Post-Tensioned Institute. Bob's greatest joy in life was his family. On September 11, 1955 he and Beverly J Ellison were married in Beatrice, Nebraska. Their three children are: Martin Robert (Cathleen), Denver; Theresa Marie (Dan) Lowe, Littleton; and Kirstin (Michael Madziarek), Denver. Grandchildren are: Megan, Allyson and Rachel Nelson, Denver; Travis, serving in the US Air Force in Poland, Travis' wife Katharina Albert, Texas, and Kelsey Lowe, Denver; and, Thomas Madziarek, North Platte, Nebraska. He was preceeded in death by grandson, Drew Nelson Graveside services will be at Fort Logan, Tuesday, August 14, 1:30, Staging Area B. In lieu of flowers, donations to a favorite charity, or to: Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Foundation, Angel Eyes, or Project Healing
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In memory of
Bob Nelson
On Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, Bob Nelson died at home in Hospice Care in the loving arms of his family after a valiant struggle with cancer. Floyd Robert "Bob" Nelson was born January, 6, 1933, rural Cherokee County, Iowa, to Martin and Agnes Linea Kimblad Nelson. He was the youngest and only surviving of five children: Leonart, Ruth Mischler, Harry, and Martha Galigan. After attending Marcus, Iowa, High School, he graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1956 with a BS , Civil Engineering. Bob was commissioned in the US Navy, Civil Engineering Corps, served active duty, then remained in the Navy Reserves for 22 years, achieving the rank of Commander. A proud officer for the Sea Bees, he served with Mobile Construction Battalions. During his years with the now defunct Prescon Corporation, he became a leading authority on construction using post-tensioned concrete. After retiring, he served for several years as a plant inspector for the Post-Tensioned Institute. Bob's greatest joy in life was his family. On September 11, 1955 he and Beverly J Ellison were married in Beatrice, Nebraska. Their three children are: Martin Robert (Cathleen), Denver; Theresa Marie (Dan) Lowe, Littleton; and Kirstin (Michael Madziarek), Denver. Grandchildren are: Megan, Allyson and Rachel Nelson, Denver; Travis, serving in the US Air Force in Poland, Travis' wife Katharina Albert, Texas, and Kelsey Lowe, Denver; and, Thomas Madziarek, North Platte, Nebraska. He was preceeded in death by grandson, Drew Nelson Graveside services will be at Fort Logan, Tuesday, August 14, 1:30, Staging Area B. In lieu of flowers, donations to a favorite charity, or to: Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Foundation, Angel Eyes, or Project Healing
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