Juneau resident Nick George Nelson, 81, died March 19, 2005, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1924 in Yakutat. He was a World War II veteran with numerous honorary medals.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator on the Alaska pipeline and as a police officer in Hoonah and Yakutat. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Juneau Community Citizens Patrol.
His hobbies included boxing, fishing and working on his boat with his son-in-law, Ray Clark. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Jason Calvert Evans of Juneau.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Nelson; sons, Frank Bell and his wife, Diane of Anchorage; Preston Bell of Oregon; James Nelson and his wife, Vi of Washington; Fred Bell and his wife, Linda of Hoonah; Charles C. O'Halloran of Anchorage; Kevin O'Halloran of Juneau; Jerry O'Halloran and his companion, Genia Morford of Juneau; and Gus Nelson of Juneau; daughters, Jennifer Bell of Anchorage; Colleen Clark and her husband, Ray of Juneau; Kathleen O'Halloran of Anchorage; Diane Church and Lillian Parduhn of Juneau; sister-in-law, Edna James of Juneau; and 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., March 28 at Salvation Army Church in Juneau. His ashes will be scattered at a later date per his request. Memorial donations may be made to Rebecca Nelson, 5875 Glacier Highway, No. 43, Juneau, 99801.