Delbert W. Nelson

07/14/1921 — 03/27/2002

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Grandview, Washington

Delbert W. Nelson


Delbert W. Nelson, 80, Richland, WA, died March 27, 2002, at Kadlec Medical Center.  He was born July 14, 1921, in Grandview, WA and had lived in the Tri-Cities 51 years.

Delbert graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1941. Soon after he worked in the ship yards of Portland, Oregon until he joined the Army-Aircorps where he was a Staff Sergeant in the 448th Bombardment group in WWII.

He moved to Richland where he became a security patrolman for General Electric. Delbert met his bride of 46 years, Donna Mae Willis, while working at G.E. He retired from Rockwell after 35 Years of service.

Delbert enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and touring the country with his wife in their motor home.

Mr. Nelson was a Hanford Security Patrolman and retired from Rockwell.  He was a Staff Sergeant in the U. S. Army Aircorp during World War II.

Delbert is survived by his wife, Donna Nelson; daughter, Christy Krul of Richland, WA; son, William R. Nelson and wife, Georgia, of Richland, WA; sisters, Donna Krauter and husband, Paul, of Sunnyside, WA, Betty Stamschror of Sunnyside, WA, Opal Slaybaugh and husband, Earl, of Sherwood, OR; grandchildren, Danica Krul Hope, Tracy Krul, Derek Nelson and Billy Ray Nelson; and great grandchildren, Cody, ShaeLynn and Jacey Nelson.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William R. and Mary E. Nelson and by a brother, Lawrence Nelson.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2002, at Einan’s Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be at Einan’s from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday.

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  • Donna:

    We pray that The Lord will bring you comfort at this time.We look forward to having Del check our badge when it comes time to go through that Final Gate.Our love to you and your family.

    Jerry and Shirley Molnaa
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I use to work with your Father, grandpa, husband and etc. He was a great man and he use to search me before I went into 234-5….God Bless you all…….my prayers with you all. Betty

    Betty Mae Fraley
    November 4, 2014
    Anchorage, AK, US
  • I love you Grandpa!

    Danica & Terry Hope
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US