CHICAGO, IL – Col. Herbert (Gene) Neilson passed away on April 11, 2013 and left us after a brave fight against heart disease.
Gene was born on May 27th, 1933 in Chicago Illinois to Howard and Lenora Neilson. He was raised in Aiken, South Carolina and attended Aiken High School.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Gene had a fulfilling thirty year career in the United States Air Force.
Gene is survived by his wife Barbara of 56 years; his three daughters, Caylor Nuth (Matt), Kim Chandler (Lew), and Glenna Cox (Tony); five grandchildren; one great grandchild and his brother David Neilson (Denny) of Darlington, South Carolina.
“Our Dad touched many lives and made the world a better place.”
It was Gene’s wish to be remembered accordingly by his friends and family and requested that there be no formal funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Salvation Army, 40 Eldridge, Suite 10B Vacaville, CA 95688-6823 or VFW National Headquarters, 406 West 34th St., Kansas City, MO 6411.