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Robert J. Nelson, 80 of Independence left this world surrounded by those who loved him, July 15, 2017,
at Carmel Hills Nursing Home. He was born March 22, 1937, to Ernest and Susan (Peaslee) Nelson in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services will be held at noon on July 28, 2017, at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society in Raytown, MO.
He is survived by his children, Dan (Theresa) Nelson, Doris (Tim) Coyle, Bobbi Jo Himes, Howard Nelson, Robbie Nelson, Terri Parrish, and Jerry Parish. Robert was a simple man who loved his family and was a grand-father to Jennifer (Brad) Hanson, Lacey Mathison, Britney Pietrek, Brock Coyle, Jacob Johnson, Dan Himes, Haleigh Himes, Kaylee Nelson, Trenton Nelson, Dalton Hall, Garret Hall, Baylee Hall, Alexia Villarreal, Makenna Parrish, Keelie Parrish, and Cassie Murray. He is also survived by his first wife, Rosemary Nelson.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Betsy Lorraine Nelson, his grandson Christopher Murray, his brother Floyd Nelson, sister Jeanette Duckett, parents, Susan and Ernest.
Our family would like to thank Crossroads Hospice for their loving and caring staff, who advocated for my dad and brought comfort to him and all of us in his final days.