Nelson, Robert F.

Robert F. Nelson, 89, of Galesburg, died at 9:17 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

He was born March 8, 1925 in Galesburg, the son of Carl A. and Anna (Ostlund) Nelson. He married Audrey Danner on February 10, 1952 in Galesburg.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Audrey. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Bob was a window clerk for the United States Postal Service for 37 years, retiring in 1984. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1943. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher. Bob was an avid woodworker and did numerous woodworking projects for his church and OSF St. Mary Medical Center. He enjoyed playing golf.

Bob served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He was a member of Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.

Cremation will be accorded. Private family memorial services will be held at First Lutheran Church. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church or OSF St. Mary Medical Center Foundation. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services of Galesburg is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at