On June 11th William (Bill) Allan Nelson, 77, lost his battle with cancer at home surrounded by his loving family. Bill was a lifetime resident in the Ames area. A celebration of life open to all will be held at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care 414 Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on June 15, 2018. All are welcome to come and share memories of the life of Bill.
He was born April 22, 1941 to Arthur and Doris (Short) Nelson in Ames, Iowa. Bill was the third oldest of four children. He graduated from Ames Senior High School in 1959. He worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation designing highways and interstates for over 40 years.
He married his true love, Sharon K. (Doubleday) Nelson in 1960. He is survived by his beloved wife and two children. The oldest, Scott Nelson married to Mi Suk with children Kenny and Tonya. His beloved daughter Shari Timms married to Dana with children Justin and Jessica. He is also survived by his sister Frances Roberg of Johnston, Iowa and three grandchildren Beau, Ann Marie, and Richard.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters Donna Buhman and Suzanne Miller; and one grandson William Nelson
Bill loved to spend time with his three great grandchildren, fishing, caring for his horses, cats and his inseparable dog Dakota.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
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Sharon, I lived across the street from you on Ontario when You kids were little. I was one of their babysitters and I just remember what a nice guy Bill was. I am so sorry for you loss. Cheri Larson Hausner
Fond memories of Bill from working with him at the DOT and going way back to his days at the filling station. Great person and family man. Hugs for Sharon and the kids. Doug Warrings Eureka Springs, AR.
Thinking of you with love and prayers. DeWayne and Joy
Our thoughts and prayers are covering you. Love, DeWayne and Joy
Dear Sharon, Scott, Mi Suk, Shari and Dana, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, We are so sorry we can not join you to celebrate the life of a very special person. When we think of Bill we think of his smile and his thoughtfulness of those around him. He was always a nice guy. He was so good with children and they loved him. We admired his artistic ability and his love of music. We were also blessed by his love and care for his animals. We will miss him. DeWayne and Joy
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family, children and grandchildren.
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