Leonard E Nelson

December 23, 1943 - June 22, 2015

Leonard E Nelson

December 23, 1943 - June 22, 2015


Leonard E. Nelson, 71, of Bellingham, WA, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015. He was born in Graceville, MN on Dec. 23, 1943 to Maynard and Pearl Nelson. Leonard worked for the City of Bellingham for 30+ years as a supervisor for the Water Department. Leonard is survived by his wife of 40 years, Melinda Nelson, daughter, Sarah (Mark) Forslund, son Brett Nelson, son Brian Nelson and 2 grandsons. He is also survived by mother Pearl Mosen, sisters Sandy (Ben) Bengen, Lonna Zimbelman, Connie (Steven) Pierce, brother Dale (Julie) Zimbelman and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Maynard Nelson and nephew Neil Zimbelman. He loved golfing, watching sports, and socializing. He loved life and was always quick with a joke or funny quip. A Graveside service will be held at Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale, WA at 11 am on Friday, June 26th with a reception following at The Corona Ct. Club House, 4787 Corona Ct., Bellingham.
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Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: June 26, 2015 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: June 26, 2015 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: The Corona Ct Club HOuse
  • Location: 4787 Corona Ct Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Leonard E Nelson

  1. Errol says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Words cannot express how you must feel. The bible offers a wonderful hope of the time when tears, death and pain will be no more. (Rev. 21:3,4). May this hope bring you peace, comfort and strength to endure this sad time.

  2. Amy Cloud says:

    Oh Lindy, I am so sorry – I didn’t know about Leonard! (I was out of town that week.) I started working for the City’s Public Works department last month, and went I was touring Ops last week I met someone who’d worked with Leonard and we swapped funny stories about him. That fellow (the City’s sign-maker) is the one who told me Leonard has passed. Everything in his obituary is spot-on. I still remember, with a smile, all the fun we had when he coached our women’s team. (And we were great, right?) Loved riding to tournaments in his rig, socializing the night away over pizza and beer, and listening to him tell jokes and laugh. I am praying for you Lindy, and all his family; you lost a wonderful man far too soon. -Amy Cloud

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