Harold Ralph Nelson, 82, passed away peacefully in his home in Great Falls on September 5, 2019, under Hospice care.
Harold was born in Akron, Ohio, to William R. and Gladys (Lockhart) Nelson. Harold was a resourceful kid and worked diligently as a Boy Scout, earning the coveted Eagle Scout award.
In 1955, Harold married Carol Hill. They had five wonderful children. One child, Jeffery Scott, died in infancy. Harold had many hobbies, enjoyed traveling, being outdoors, and taking the family on many camping trips. Harold and Carol divorced in 1976.
In 1985, Harold married Vera Mae (Owen Preda). Their 32 delightful years were packed full of travel and adventure while visiting family and friends all over the US, as well as making several trips to the Holy Land to walk where Jesus had walked.
In 2007, Harold and Vera Mae moved to Great Falls, MT where they both resided for the rest of their days.
There will be a funeral service on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with interment at Highland cemetery following the service.
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