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Edward E. Nelson

1938 - 2021

Edward E. Nelson, 83, of Milton passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born in Tilton, IL on February 5, 1938, he was the son of the late Edward G. and Evelyn (Breezley) Nelson.  He was married to the former Dorothy M. (Snyder) Lubold until her death in 2006.

Ed served in the USMC and had retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Councilor. In earlier years he had worked for Kelly’s Texaco, Brownies Gulf, and was a police officer in Milton.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Milton.

He had also served on the Milton Borough council for several years until being appointed Mayor in 1995 and served until his death.

Ed is survived by four daughters Patsy Anne Mues and her husband Arnoph III of Winter Park, FL, Joan Marie Owens of Middleburg, Shirley Jean Brough and her husband James of Lewisburg, and Janet Irene Timms and her fiancé Todd Marshall of Pasadena, MD; nine grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a sister Karen Westenhaver of Illinois.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers Harold A. Nelson and Gilbert L. Nelson.

Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Shaw Funeral Home 400 N. Front St. Milton. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Mahoning St. Milton. Burial with military honors will follow in Harmony Cemetery.

Condolences

My deepest sympathy to the family. Mayor Nelson was one of the best things about Milton for many years, and his passing is great loss to the community. His successor will do well to emulate him.
Godspeed, Mr. Mayor

Marianne Pursell

Our condolences to the family of the great mayor Ed Nelson. He was a very caring person. The best police officer and mayor ever. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He helped many people during his life.
Lavonia and John Voneida

Our condolences to the family of the great mayor Ed Nelson. He was a very caring person. The best police officer and mayor ever. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He helped many people during his life.

Lavonia and John Voneida

We am sorry for your loss--for our loss. Please know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. "Dad" Ed will truly be missed by his extended Colorado family. He was a constant source of guidance and direction for us. God Bless you all.
Brian & Kim Aunkst

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