Gillies Funeral Chapel


Robert (Bob) E. Nelson

Robert (Bob) E. Nelson

September 25, 1943  ~  July 28, 2012

Viewing: Thursday, August 2nd at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 S., Brigham from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Church on Friday prior to the funeral services from 9:15 to 10:40 a.m.

Funeral Services: 11 a.m. on Friday, August 3rd at the Bear River Ward Chapel,5870 North 4700 West.

Interment: Bear River City cemetery.

Robert (Bob) E. Nelson
Together Again

Bear River City - Bob Nelson, 68, father, grandfather, brother, passed away on Saturday, July 28,2012 in Idaho Falls, Idaho while on vacation with family. Bob was born September 25, 1943. One of eight children to Theodore and Pearl Nelson of Perry, Utah. Bob married the love of his life, Bonnie on November 17th, 1967 in the Logan LDS Temple. They were married for 42 years until Bonnie's death on February 10, 2010. Dad's had a broken heart since that day. He was a member of the Bear River First LDS Ward. Bob enjoyed being with family. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Bob was always on the sidelines or in the bleachers cheering on his team and cussing the umpires for any calls he didn't agree with. Bob worked at Brigham Implement for 43 years. He worked as a mechanic, shop foreman, parts manager, and finally salesmen before he retired in 2010 . He made numerous friends over the years and a (few enemies). Bob served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1966 and was stationed in Germany. He is survived by two sisters, Janice Johnson of Brigham City, Ada Brain, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; five children, Robbie (Kim) Nelson of Brigham City; Brian (Stacie) Nelson of Brigham City; Julee (Joe) Harrison of Brigham City; Darin (Justine) Nelson of Bear River City; Shandee O'Neal of Bear River City; and 12 grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bonnie, his brothers Martella, Boyd, Russell, Dennis and his sister Wanda Sebek. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 3rd at the Bear River Ward Chapel,5870 North 4700 West. The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday August 2nd at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 S., Brigham from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Church on Friday prior to the funeral services from 9:15 to 10:40 a.m. Interment will be in the Bear River City cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the VFW Honor Guard. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the fight against diabetes. Donations can be made to American Diabetes Association in memory of Bob Nelson, PO Box 11454, Alexandria VA. 22312 or on-line at

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Bob and Bonnie are together again! He died doing what he loved, being with his family and watching his grandkids play ball. We will miss him and pray that you all keep him alive in your hearts and share/treasure all your wonderful memories! Support each other and honor your parents with the lives you live! Carolyn and Al Volrath, Chippewa Falls, WI

Carolyn Volrath


Dear Family,
I am sorry to lear of Boby's passing I have not had contact with him for 56-years but I have surely not forgoton any of the Teo Nelson famiiy you are indeed a special lot and I am sure there is a great reunion being held above. please accept my condolences and I send them with love.

Gary Wagstaff
Nibley, Utah


So very sorry to hear about your sweet dad. I
remember he and your mom at all the softball games that my daughter , Becca Erickson and Shandee played... My prayers are with each of your family.

Sherry Kay Erickson


Just to let you know that our prayers are with you at this time.

Chris and Jeff Moellendorf


I was sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob at Brigham Implement for many years and he was a great man. I also enjoyed knowing his wife Bonnie. I also knew Joe and Wanda Sebek, also great people. Sorry I missed the service--I didn't know about it and my wife was in the hospital at the time. God bless each of the family during this time and know that Bob was well loved and very much appreciated as a co-worker and a friend. He will not be forgotten.

Marty Jensen


We were so sad to hear of your dads passing. we wish we would have known sooner so we could have shared with you in celebrating his life. so many baseball memories of you boys, your dad as Cory and Caseys coach, all the fun we had. we will miss Bobby passing our house with a honk and a wave. He will be remembered with a smile by all of us. our prayers are with you all. Darrin, we still have a picture of you and Casey posing at some baseball tournament that says, "so many women, so little time!"

Rayland Roche


Robbie, Bryan, Julee, Darin, & Shandee, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I just heard this morning and wanted to send my condolences. I enjoyed playing ball for your dad more than any other coach that I played ball for growing up and learned a great deal from him. Take comfort knowing he is with your mom again. I thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Cory Roche




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