Sanford H. Nelson
Sanford H. Nelson
  • January 18, 1933 - April 17, 2017
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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Sanford (Sam) H Nelson, 84, of Lincoln passed away on April 17, 2017.

Born to Sanford A and Kathryn Nelson on January 18, 1933 in Lincoln.

Graduated Nebraska Wesleyan in 1955, retired principal Lincoln High School, retired Captain US Naval Reserve, past Potentate Sesostris Shrine, past director of the Shrine Bowl of Nebraska. Previous board member for Malone Community Center, Women in Community Service (WICS), and many other local organizations. LHS & NWU Athletic Hall of Fame. Distinguished alum LHS.

Preceded in death by parents and brother Kenneth. Survived by wife of 64 years, Norma; sons Steve (Betty) and Scott (Terri) all of Lincoln; grandchildren Cassie, Kari, Brett and Brooke. Brother Don (Evelyn), Lincoln and sister Karen Stoll, Colorado. Many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation: Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5-8 pm at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be at Lincoln Memorial Park Friday, April 21, 2017 at 9:30 am with family and friends meeting at gate 2 prior to going to the graveside. Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11 am at Zion Church PCA, 5511 South 27th Street Lincoln, NE.

Memorials: Shrine Bowl of NE and the Lighthouse after school program.