CHARLESTON -- Stanley Louis Nelson, 78, died at 3 a.m. Feb. 19, 2007, at his home in Charleston.
Born Dec. 31, 1928, in Racine, Wis., son of the late Alfred Peter and Jane Kirsten Nelson, he graduated from high school in St. Joseph, Mich., and began working with Whirlpool in 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas, and then Newfoundland. Following his discharge from the Navy, he resumed his employment with Whirlpool and was transferred to Marion, Ohio, and Evansville, Ind. In 1977, he began working for the Burkhart Randall (Textron) Corp. which moved him to Blytheville, Ark., and eventually to Cairo, Ill., where he retired as plant manager in 1984. He then purchased his own company, Croname, in Chicago, and in 1986, he moved back to Charleston.
On Dec. 2, 1951, he married Sally Lou Stillman, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael and Mary Nelson of Evansville and David Nelson of Greensburg, Pa.; four daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy Davis and Kristine Roselle of Cincinnati, Peggy and Billy French of Charleston and Jennifer Nelson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, Alfred T. Nelson of Jupiter, Fla.; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-
One brother, Bruce Nelson, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. Saturday until time for a memorial service at 11 a.m. at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The Rev. Gerald Collier of Ironton will officiate.