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)
Laboratory of Genetics
445 Henry Mall
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wis. 53706