Edward C. “Curt” Nelson died Feb. 5. He was a World War II hero, awarded both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a longtime employee of Northwestern Bell and AT&T.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann, and brother andsisters. He is survived by his children: Barbara, David, Elizabeth, Bonnie (John) Wallace, Susan (Bill) Sward, Kenneth and Edward (Maureen); eight grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Maternity of Mary Catholic Church Feb. 9, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

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