Rev. David Axel Nelson
December 7, 1931 - August 29, 2016
Salem - Rev. David Axel Nelson born December 7, 1931 in Renton, Washington, passed away August 29th in Salem, Oregon. Rev. Nelson graduated from Fuller Seminary. He married Jean E. Robertson on August 17, 1952. The couple had 3 children Steven, Timothy and Christine. He served as the Pastor for Kelso Presbyterian Church and also was employed as the Family Court Commissioner for Cowlitz County Court for 25 years. Dave and Jean moved to Salem 10 years ago. He loved camping at the beach with his family and hunting with his sons Steven and Tim, his grandson Bryan and their friends, Bill, Walt and Tom. He also enjoyed teaching adult Bible study. Dave will be remembered as a kind and nurturing gentle man.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciated contributions to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Union Gospel Mission.
Dave was preceded in death by his son Steven and his parents. He survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean E. Nelson; his sister Grace; his son Timothy; his daughter Christine Michael Wood; his grandchildren Bryan Nelson, Diann Alison Burke, Bethany Wood and Emily Wood.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday September 10, 2016 at Westminster Presbyterian Church 3737 Liberty Road, S., Salem.