Leon F. Nelson Wednesday, December 15, 1926 - Saturday, May 13, 2017
Leon F. Nelson, age 90 of Akron, passed away on May 13, 2017 in hospice care following a short illness. Born December 15, 1926 in Akron, Leon was a World War II Army veteran. He retired from Nelson Building Corporation almost 30 years ago. In retirement, Leon and Pat traveled extensively visiting all 50 states and a number of foreign countries. Together, they spent the better part of the last 20 years living in Green Valley, AZ where Leon discovered his talent and love of wood-turning. Preceded in death by his wives, Bonnie (Jones) Nelson, Dwilla (Lamley-Jacobs) Nelson, and Patricia (Taylor) Nelson, sons, Jeffrey Nelson and Leon Nelson, Jr., parents, Bradford and Magdalena (Schueller) Nelson and sisters: Margaret Wade, Dorothy McAleese, Marcella O’Brien and Ethelreda Borden Leon is survived by his daughters: Patricia (Joseph) Zwisler, Paula (Mark) Jewett, Pamela (Paul) Brady, Laura (Steven Lindo) Murray; sons: Edward (Sheila) Nelson, Mike Nelson, Rick (Julie) Nelson, Joseph (Pam) Nelson, John Nelson; daughter-in-law Patty Nelson; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; step-children and step-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, North Canton with Rev. Msgr. James A. Clarke as celebrant. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Road, Akron, OH 44333.