Leonard C. Nelson, 69, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. Graveside services for Leonard will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal Island. The Rev. David Joyce will officiate. Memorials may be left to the Leonard C. Nelson Memorial Fund. Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1944, in Potosi, Wis., the son of Gaylord and Adeline (Buend) Nelson Sr. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Vietnam War. He was a self-employed truck driver. He belonged to the United Methodist Church in Cambridge.
Survivors include two sons, Aaron (Gracie) Nelson of Clinton, Iowa, and Eric (Penny) Nelson of Atkinson; nine grandchildren, Hope, Garrett, Shae, Mikayla, Trey, Tyler, Chantel, Mike and Shannon; and three great grandchildren, Lance, Aevrie and Brody. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gaylord Jr. and Laverne; and one infant sister, Zona.