A Time To Say Goodbye
On Monday, 23 May 2011 long-time friend and co-worker at The Library of Congress, Roland George Nelson, passed away at his home in Amery, Wisconsin.
Roland George Nelson, 65
Roland passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 at his home in Amery, WI.
He was born on November 25, 1945 in Elk River, MN to Emil H and Mary A Nelson.
Roland graduated from River Falls High School in River Falls, WI and from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire campus, Eau Claire, WI.
Roland and Barb (Beer) were married on May 29, 1970 in Eau Claire, WI.
Most of his working career was spent at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Roland was preceded in death by his parents.
At Roland’s request, there will be no funeral. His remains will be cremated.
He is survived by his wife Barb and their children: Amy of St Paul, Andy and his wife Amanda of Gypsum, CO, Brian of Baltimore, MD, and Ben of Cascade, MD. There is also one much anticipated grandson, AJ (Andrew Roland Jr) due to be born mid-Aug.
He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Dennis and his wife Mary of Eau Claire, WI, Joan and her husband Dave Fish of Onalaska, WI, Valeria and her husband Norm Pakes of Edgerton, WI, Quentin and his wife Diane of Eau Claire, WI, and Gwen of St Paul, MN. There are also many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
We request that all memorials be sent in Roland’s name to:
On Our Own, 740 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
This is an organization that makes independent living possible for vulnerable adults like our daughter Amy.
Thanks to Lynn Brooks for posting the message from Barb Nelson on our Facebook LOC Group.
What a sad day. Roland and I had a relationship from my first months working for Jim Stevens at CDS. Much to my surprise I discovered that my project would have to go through the ASO Systems Assurance process. Roland was willing to guide me through the red tape. Later we both worked for Dennis Chin for many years. May he rest in peace.
Death helps us to see what is worth trusting and loving and what is a waste of time. (J. Neville Ward - Five for Sorrow Ten for Joy)