Oliver Nelson

Jerry L. Kermicle kermicle at facstaff.wisc.edu
Wed Nov 7 12:16:50 EST 2001

Members of the maize genetics community:

      Long time maize geneticist Oliver E. Nelson died last night.  This
comes after a long and gallant struggle with Parkinson's disease and
osteoporosis.  He was 81.

      Oliver took acutely ill in the evening while composing a letter.  He
refused medical assistance until the letter could be finished, with Mrs.
Nelson's assistance.  He survived only a short time after reaching the

      Mrs. (Gerda) Nelson's home address is :
       325 S. Yellowstone Dr.
       Madison, WI  53705
(Indeed the apartment number and the building address both happen to be 325)

       With regrets,
        Jerry Kermicle

Jerry Kermicle
Laboratory  of Genetics
445 Henry Mall
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wis. 53706
Phone 608-262-1253

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