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Paul F. Nelson D.D.S.

May 22, 1925 ~ June 12, 2017 (age 92)

Paul F. Nelson of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully June 12, 2017 at the age of 92.  Paul was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Wilhelmina (Fedde) and Paul James Nelson.  He served in the Navy as a radioman during WWII, stationed on the island of Saipan.  Following his military career Paul attended the University of Detroit Dental School.  After graduating he moved to Grand Rapids and set up his dental practice, continuing his profession on the southeast side for 35 years.  Paul was also proud to serve as the Supervisor of Ada Township during the 1980’s.  Paul loved to travel and following his retirement he moved to Beaver Island and also served on the Peaine Township Board. Surviving are his three daughters, Christine (Terry) Brown, Priscilla (Glenn) Jones and Ingrid Nelson (J. Scott Timmer) and his three granddaughters, Hillary Krebs, Sydney Timmer, and Kinsley Timmer; and special friend Mary Lou Arnold.  A private memorial service will take place at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Beaver Island Historical Society of Michigan Inc., 26275 Main St. Beaver Island, MI 49782.  


Charitable donations may be made to:

Beaver Island Historical Society of Michigan, Inc.
26275 Main Street, Beaver Island MI 49782
Tel: 1-231-448-2254

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