BERNARD NELSON OF RATHDRUM IS TAKEN BY DEATH
Alfred Bernard Nelson, a native of Idaho and long time resident of Kootenai County, died suddenly this morning at his home in Rathdrum. Mr. Nelson had been ill for some time but of late, had resumed his activities.
Born in Algoma, Idaho, June 25, 1890, he had lived in Idaho all his life with the exception of about three years when he was a child. He had been a resident of Rathdrum since 1898, served on the town board for 12 years and was chairman of the board for eight years. He also served on the school board for 12 years and at the time of his death was still a member of that group.
Mr. Nelson, associated with the Cassedy Funeral HOme at Rathdrum and Spirit Lake for 26 years, and was the oldest mortician, in years of service, in Kootenai County.
A Democratic precinct committeeman, Mr.Nelson was also a charter member of the Rathdrum Lions International, and a member of the Mormon Church.
Survivors are his wife, Constance Louise, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Constance Arlene Lindell of Amarillo, Tex. and Mrs. Virginia Penman of Rathdrum; his mother, Mrs. Nels Nelson of Rathdrum; two brothers, Joe L. Nelson of Springfield, Ore. and Stacy Nelson of Salt Lake City; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The remains are at the Nelson home in Rathdrum and no funeral arrangements have been made as yet.
The Coeur d' Alene Press, Thursday, August 23, 1951
A B NELSON RITES TO BE HELD MONDAY
Funeral services for A. Bernard Nelson, long time resident of Rathdrum, who died at his home suddenly early Thursday morning, will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Cassedy Chapel in Rathdrum.
Elder Hardin D Young of Coeur d' Alene will officiate and interment will be in the Riverside Park Mausoleum in Spokane.
Mr. Nelson had been a mortician with the Cassedy Funeral Home at Rathdrum for 26 years, and was a native of north Idaho.
The Coeur d' Alene Press, Saturday, August 25, 1951