Obituary Record

Walter Irwin (Dr.) Nelson
Died on 4/15/1969

Enterprise 17 Apr 1969 (Veteran)

Dr. W. I. Nelson, Herman Vet’ian, Died Late Tuesday

Dr. W. I. Nelson, veterinarian of the Herman area for many years, died late Tuesday at an Omaha Hospital following a brief illness. He was 71 years old.

Dr. Nelson was born at West Point, Nebraska, October 17, 1897. He grew up in West Point and attended the Fremont Normal, graduating in 1923 from the St, Joseph Veterinary College.

Following the completion of his school work he worked for a time for the veterinary firm of Collins and Collins, at West Point. From there he moved to Arlington where he was associated with the late Dr. P. L. Cady. In 1932 he moved to Herman and started his own practice. He continued his practice there until the time of his death.

He was a World War I veteran and was one of three remaining men in Herman who were young enough to have registered for the World War I draft. Only this spring he received a 50-year pin from the American Legion for a half century of membership.

Dr. Nelson was a Past President of the Nebraska State Veterinary Medical Association, a member of Shriners, the Masonic Lodge and had served on the Herman Town Board and the Herman School Board.

He was married to Miss Enid Howarth, of West Point, in 1924. She survives her husband’s passing.

He is survived by a son, Walter I. Nelson, Jr., of Sioux City, Iowa and by a daughter, Mrs. William E. French (Marilyn) of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Three sisters survive. They are Mrs. Ray Linebaugh of West Point, Mrs. C.R. Korb and Mrs. George Salter, both of Norfolk. There are 8 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Legion Hall in Herman. Burial will be made in the West Point, Nebraska cemetery.

It has been requested that memorials be sent to the Federated Community Church in Herman.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 4/17/1969