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4/13/2019
John Robert Nelson
John Robert Nelson


John Robert Nelson, 63, died March 13, 2019, in Metlakatla.

He was born on Nov. 8, 1955, in Ketchikan. He resided in Metlakatla.

Mr. Nelson was a fisherman and worked in government public works.

He enjoyed spending time with his nieces, nephew, great-nieces and great-nephews. He also enjoyed fishing and mending nets.

"(He enjoyed) watching every movie that came out," his family writes.

Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his father, Casey Nelson Sr.; mother, Pearl Nelson; sister, Mercy Schleusner; brother, Franklyn Nelson; and aunt, Ethel Sixby.

He is survived by his brothers, Casey Nelson Jr., Marcus Nelson and Mike Nelson; and sister, Marcella Milton.

A memorial was held on March 10, 2019, in Metlakatla, with the Rev. Larry Emery officiating.

Mr. Nelson's remains were interred at Ocean View Cemetery.