Bruce A. Nelson, 74, of Oceanside [CA] died Nov. 18. He was born in Chicago.
Mr. Nelson was retired after working as an executive chef. He served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne Nelson; daughters Kimberly Germano of Australia and Amy Crane of Sterling, Va.; sons Bruce L. Nelson of Los Angeles and Christopher T. Nelson of Florida; sisters Alice J. Bennighof of Santa Rosa and Marilyn A. Collins of Healdsburg; and brother, Ralph C. Nelson of Minnesota.
Services are pending.
Donations: Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements: Eternal Hills Mortuary.
(The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA, 27 Nov 1999, Page B-7
- courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
OCEANSIDE Bruce A. Nelson, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Oceanside.
Born July 3, 1925, in Chicago, he lived in Oceanside for six years. He was an executive chef.
He was wounded when he served with the 82nd Airborne Division, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the U.S. Army during World War
Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife of 13 years, JoAnne Nelson of Los Angeles; sons Bruce Lawrence Nelson of Los Angeles and Christopher Todd Nelson of Florida; daughters Kimberly Germano of Australia and Amy Crane of Sterling, Va.; brother Ralph G. Nelson of Minnesota; and sisters Alice J. Bennighof of Santa Rosa and Marilyn A. Collins of
A private cremation is planned and Inurnment is pending at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma.
The family suggests memorial donations to Disabled American Veterans,
c/o VA San Diego Health Care System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, Mail Code 135.
[North County Times, Oceanside, CA, 25 Nov 1999, Thu, Page 35]
(courtesy of Linda Claxton)
marker for Bruce A. Nelson in Section CBE, Row 2, Site 165. Fort Rosecrans National
Cemetery, San Diego (San Diego county), California.
Bruce was a member of
Company D and was wounded on 2 October 1944.