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Nat Satre Nelson, 92, of Rockford, beloved father, uncle, grandfather and friend, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Naples, FL. Born January 26, 1925, in Rockford, the son of Gunnar Nelson and Inga (Satre) Nelson. Graduate of Rockford West High School, class of 1943, and Carthage College with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Served in the U.S. Air Force during WW II. He married Barbara VanDeVenter on December 26, 1949, in Rockford. Nat was employed at Sundstrand Corporation for over 30 years, retiring in 1986. He was a charter member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, where he participated in the choir.
He is survived by his children, Van (Jean) Nelson of Midlothian, VA, Gregg (Carole) Nelson of Portage, MI, and Nancy Nelson, Rockford; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by wife, Barbara in 2013 and son, Nat B. Nelson in 2000.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Olson Funeral Services, Ltd., 1001 Second Ave., Rockford, IL, with Rev. Peter Dibley officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. in the funeral home. The family wishes to thank friends (especially Mike Margey) and VITAS Health Services in Naples, FL for caring for our loved one. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to donors choice.

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  1. Cindy Fisher

    To Gregg&Carol&Nancy&rest of family,sending healing prayers &thoughts& hugs..Your Dad is finally with your Mom&brother again..So sorry I'm not able to come to his funeral to see you..

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