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Obituaries

Obituaries

Vivian Justus "VJ" Nelson 1921 - 2008 McPherson

Memorial services for Vivian Justus "VJ" Nelson, 87, McPherson, were Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lindsborg. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Lindsborg.Mr. Nelson died Thursday, April 24, 2008.He was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Lindsborg, the son of Walter Nelson and Sophie Esping.Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a crane operator and business owner. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in McPherson.He married Doris Johnson on Oct. 11, 1952, in Chicago. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, the Rev. Michael Nelson, Alma; two daughters, Debra Nelson, Lawrence, and Donna Becker, McPherson; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.The family suggests memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church, Manhattan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship or the McPherson Humane Society, sent in care of Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington St., Lindsborg, KS 67456.