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Richard D. NELSON

August 24, 1920 — March 16, 2019

Richard D. NELSON, 98, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Wellsville Manor Care Center.
Born August 24, 1920, in Woodville, PA, he was the son of Clayton and Annabelle Higley Nelson.
A World War II Veteran, he served honorably from 1946 -- 1947.
On October 31, 1948, in Wellsville, he married the former Dorothy J. Sutton, who predeceased him on November 27, 2012.
He was employed by National Fuel and then Clark Brothers/Dresser-Rand in Olean, NY until retirement.
Richard was well known for his skill as a hunter, receiving recognition several times for bagging Potter county's largest buck and bear. He was a collector of all things.
Surviving are:  a son, Richard C. Nelson of Coudersport;  four daughters, Janet (Vern) Vergason of Oswayo, PA, Donna Jean (Charles) Collins of North Chili, NY, Joy (Terry) Klimek of Coudersport, and Sharon (Gary) Jones of Wellsville;   13 grandchildren;  many great-grandchildren;  and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by an infant son, Lloyd James Nelson;  two great-grandsons, Skye and Alex;  seven siblings, Alberta Dunn, Leona G. Nelson, Arthur Nelson, Robert Nelson, Donna Dunn, Della Schoonover, and Lena Nelson;  and a daughter-in-law, Joyce L. Nelson.
Friends may call at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 Noon. Pastor Ann Jenkins will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.
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