Oliver Nelson

Oliver Nelson, 89, died March 7 in Boston.  Born in South Dakota, he served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 and then attended Iowa State University, graduating with a B.S. degree in technical journalism in 1950.  He was employed as an industrial editor, mostly for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

In 1951, Mr. Nelson married Marion DeBois of Rock Island, Illinois, who survives him.  Other survivors are their sons Steven Nelson and his wife Vicki Nelson of Milton and Philip Nelson and his wife Nily Dan of Philadelphia; his grandchildren Kathryn, Jennifer, Rebecca, Rachel, and Daniel; his great grandson Noah Oliver, and his brother Rupert.

Mr. Nelson was a member of the East Congregational Church of Milton.  His special interest as a hobby was woodworking.

A memorial service will be held on March 28 at East Congregational Church of Milton.  Burial at Milton Cemetery will be private.  Arrangements by Dolan and Chapman Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Congregational Church or  Milton Council on Aging.