Homer Marvin Nelson, 100, of Montgomery City, Mo., died on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at the New Florence Nursing and Care Center in New Florence, Mo.
Homer Marvin Nelson was born Dec 18, 1911, near Montgomery City, Mo. to George W. Nelson and Tacy Fairchild Nelson. Homer attended the schools of Montgomery County and Rosendahl Business College in Columbia, Mo. Mr. Nelson was a veteran of the United States Army with the 6th Division serving from June 1941 until November 15, 1945 in the South Pacific for three years. He received the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, and the Good Conduct Ribbon. Mr. Nelson went into the painting business in September of 1949 until he retired. Mr. Nelson was a member of the First United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Montgomery City, Mo.; the American Legion; VFW and DAV; a 50-year member of the Montgomery Lodge 246 and was treasurer for years; a member of the Moolah Shrine Temple and Mid Mo Shrine Club, and the Little Dixie Shrine Club. He enjoyed going to the Montgomery County Senior Center and many other places where he could visit with his many friends.
Mr. Nelson is survived by his nephew, Randolph Nelson and wife, Joanne of St. Peters, Mo.; niece, Alice Connor and husband, Ron of Hillsboro, Mo.; and many cousins and friends.
Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents and one brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Dorothy Nelson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City, Mo. The Reverend Ed Hankinson will officiate and interment with Military Honors will be in the Montgomery City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City, Mo., with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Casketbearers include Michael Brandenburg, Mont Gilbert, Thomas Cahall, David Barker, Frank Schlanker and Patrick Zumwalt.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Montgomery County Senior Center, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, Mo. 63361.
Condolences may be made to www.schlankerfuneralhome.com