MOLINE -- Robert E. Nelson, 90, of Moline, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Elim Covenant Church, 5201 18th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at National Cemetery at Rock Island Arsenal where military honors will be provided by Moline American Legion Post 246. Memorials may be made to Elim Covenant Church.

Robert was born April 9, 1922, in Moline, a son of Charles and Alma (Odell) Nelson. He married Marjorie Enderton on Aug. 8, 1947, at Elim Covenant Church. Robert served in the United States Army and worked as a pattern maker for General Pattern in Moline. He was a member of Youth for Christ and an active member at Elim Covenant Church. He enjoyed traveling, watching sports, and most especially watching his grandchildren play sports. Above all, Robert loved his family very much.

Survivors include wife, Marjorie Nelson, Moline; children, Thomas C. (Darlene) Nelson, Chicago, James R. Nelson, Moline, Nancy L. Vigus, Concord, Calif., Natalie J. (Mike) Hermann, Blue Grass, and David C. (Christine) Nelson, Houston; grandchildren, Matthew (Robin) Nelson, Michael Nelson, Kari Nelson, Ryan (Allison) Vigus, Randy (Tana) Vigus, Rachel (L.J.) Cunningham, Adam Hermann, and Leah Hermann; and great-grandchildren, Brody and Braelyn Nelson and Daniel Vigus. He was preceded in death by his brothers, sisters, and son-in-law, Daniel L. Vigus.

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