Charles T. Nelson “Chuck”

Charles Turnquist Nelson “Chuck”

November 17, 1932 ~ November 26, 2020

Age 88

Served as a Trustee and Elder for First Presbyterian Church, member of the American Legion, V.F.W., and F.O.E. 3912, and volunteer scouter for nearly 50 years.

Preceded in death by son Michael.

Survived by wife of 52 years Mary; children Charles S. Nelson, Brian Nelson, Roger Nelson, Wayne Nelson, Angela Stark, Susan Scranton (Shawn), Derik Nelson; daughter-in-law Michele Nelson; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews; cousins; sister Rebecca Hartley.

Memorial Service: Thursday June 17, 11:00 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Bellevue Blvd S, Bellevue. Casual attire or scout uniform preferred.

To view video of the service, click the link below:

Inurnment:  Thursday June 17, 2:00 p.m., at Omaha National Cemetery.

Military Honors: Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard and American Legion Post 331.

Memorials suggested to the Mid-America Council of the Boy Scouts of America or First Presbyterian Church.



  • Marty Davis Posted November 29, 2020 8:33 am

    Such a fine man. Never will forget you.! Dear friend, epitome of a true scouter…thank you for all you did for so very many young people. Blessings forever. Hugs to all the Nelson families.

  • Steve Ambrose Posted December 4, 2020 2:01 pm

    Chuck, I’m truly sorry to hear of your passing. You were simply an awesome ‘Scouter’ – an exemplary leader in the Wagon Wheel District of the Mid-America Council of the Boy Scouts of America. You (along with your bride Mary) were the standard we in Scouting all strived to emulate. In that capacity, you were not only a beloved mentor, but a true friend…and I will never forget you. May God bless you for that.
    Mary, I’m saying some extra prayers for you and your family. May God bless and comfort all of you!
    In Scouting,
    Steve Ambrose
    Eagle Scout, 1971

  • Christopher Jones Posted January 26, 2021 11:38 pm

    Prior to scouting, in the late 1970’s, the Nelsons were meaningful in the neighborhood. We arrived, typical late ‘70s Air Force family. By the early 80’s, Charles “Chuck” Nelson was known. The ‘older’ father of the younger son. That mattered when your son is 25-30 years younger growing up!

    Charles “Chuck” Nelson was one of the pillars of my life. Solid, committed, supportive if quietly demanding. More important, he loved me. He loved me like a son.

    I’ll never forget him!

    • Michele Nelson Posted June 14, 2021 9:03 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. He was like a father to me too. Being his daughter in law was such an honor.

  • Mike Scharfbillig Posted June 14, 2021 11:43 pm

    Chuck was a wonderful person. it was a privilege to have known and worked with him. And it was truly an honor to call him my friend. From one veteran to another, I salute you. Rest In Peace my friend.

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