Russell Leroy Nelson 93 of East Moline formerly of Lexington, TN, passed away February 6, 2017 at Marigold Health Care Center, Galesburg.
Per his wishes cremation rites will be accorded. Schroder Mortuary in Silvis is assisting the family with arrangements
Russell was born December 27, 1923 in Colchester, IL the son of James R. and Myrtle M. Reed Nelson. He married Lilla Agnes McAdams, May 10, 1942 in Kahoka, Mo. Agnes died December 3, 2003.
Russell was a past Vice President of Moline Consumers. He served in the Navy during WWII, and fought in the Battle of Midway. He was the past President of the Rock Island Conservation Club in Milan, and enjoyed scuba diving, boat building, hunting and fishing in Wyoming.
He is survived by his son Russ (Kathy) Nelson of East Moline; grandchildren John (Jolynn) Nelson, Yancy (Maricar) Nelson, Kim (Shane) Wilkey and Jake (Grace) Nelson, and 9 great grandchildren.
Russell was preceded in death by brothers Jim and Lowell Nelson