Born March 7, 1925 in Sioux City, Iowa and passed away July 8, 2019 at home in Lynnwood, WA with his devoted wife Dee at his side. He attended St. Boniface Grade School until he was ten years old when his Father was transferred to Seattle by The Great Northern Railway, in Seattle he attended Sacred Heart Grade School and O’Dea High School. He enlisted in the Navy when he was seventeen and after Boot Camp was attached to the Marine Corp Underwater Demolition Team. After contracting bilateral bronchial pneumonia he spent six month in the Naval Hospital in California. After his recovery he was attached to the USS Makin Island where he was stationed until his honorable discharge. He spent six months “Sewing His Wild Oats” then returned to Sioux City where he married Dolores Helene Grimm in December. They celebrated their 72nd Wedding Anniversary in December 2018. He retired from Frederick and Nelson in 1990 as Foreman/Supervisor of the Furniture Re-Finishing Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Marcella Nelson. He is survived by his wife Dolores (Dee), his sons V. Joesph (Nora), Michael, daughters Dean N Feeman (Frank), Mariann Abrahamson (Ron – His best Buddy) sixteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren, three nephews John, Ronald (Joan) and Robert.