Arlon T. Nelson, 97, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Pastor Tye Male of New Covenant Bible Church officiated. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivors include his brother, Weir (Mary) Nelson of Ely.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eleanor; his son, Dr. Robert J. Nelson; daughter-in-law, Sue Nelson; and his brother, Irwin Nelson.
Arlon was born March 6, 1914, in Ellsworth, the son of Wier and Ella (Thompson) Nelson. Following graduation at Des Moines East High School, he graduated from Cummings School of Art in Des Moines. He was united in marriage to Eleanor M. Klouda on July 15, 1941, in Cedar Rapids. She preceded him in death in 2007.
Memorial donations in Arlon’s honor may be made to St. Luke’s Hospital.
Please leave a message, tribute or memory to Arlon’s family on the website, www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.