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Allan Nelson

November 24, 1931 - December 26, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date April 29, 2017

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NELSON: Allan Nelson, 85 of Uncasville, joined his wife in heaven on Dec. 26, 2016. Allan (Al) was born Nov. 24, 1931 in Norwalk, CT. He was a devoted servant in the Lord’s service throughout his life, always having a kind word or smile for everyone he met or knew. He was the son of the late Arnold and Laura (Canfield) Nelson. Mr. Nelson was a Navy veteran serving in the Korean War aboard the U.S.S. Loeser – DE680 . He married the love of his life, the former Janet (Jan) Kellogg, on April 18, 1953. Al and Jan had known each other since the age of 14 and were high school sweethearts. Mrs. Nelson died May 24, 2006 after 53 years of marriage. Together they not only raised their own children but were “parents” to 19 foster babies and three foster children. Al was an SNET Telephone Pioneer having worked for the company for 39 years, retiring in 1993. Al and Jan were active members of the First Congregational Church of Norwich, where he served as a Deacon, greeter, and member of the choir with a strong baritone voice for 42 years. He was active with the boy scouts the majority of his life and served as Scoutmaster for Troop 100 in Montville. He was also an avid blood donor of the American Red Cross having donated blood and platelets for many years. He is survived by two children and their spouses: Lori and Karl Jensen of Ledyard; Kenneth and Denise Nelson of Grizwold. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Haley Jensen. A memorial service will take place on April 29, 2017 at 2pm at the First Congregational Church of Norwich, 82 west Town St. Norwich. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Congregational Church, 81 E. Town Street, Norwich, Ct 06360


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