Leonard C. Nelson, 69, of Cambridge passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Iowa City, IA. Graveside services for Leonard will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, May 31, 2013 at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal Island. Rev. David Joyce will officiate. Memorials may be left to the Leonard C. Nelson Memorial Fund. Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Service of Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leonard was born February 9, 1944 in Potosi, Wisconsin the son of Gaylord and Adeline (Buend) Nelson Sr. Leonard proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Vietnam War. He was a self – employed truck driver. Leonard belonged to the United Methodist Church in Cambridge, IL.
Survivors include 2 sons: Aaron (Gracie) Nelson of Clinton, IA and Eric (Penny) Nelson of Atkinson, IL. 9 grandchildren: Hope, Garrett, Shae, Mikayla, Trey, Tyler, Chantel, Mike, and Shannon; 3 great grandchildren: Lance, Aevrie, and Brody.
Leonard was preceded by his parents, 2 brothers: Gaylord Jr. and Laverne and 1 infant sister: Zona.