Glenn Loren Nelson, 78, of Astoria, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, in Seaside.

He was born April 7, 1930, in Astoria, to Pearl (Hakkala) and Frank J. Nelson.

After graduating from Astoria High School, he spent two years in the U.S. Army.

In 1951, he married Charlotte Whitten. She survives, residing in Astoria. The couple lived in Astoria.

Mr. Nelson worked the majority of his life at Bumble Bee Seafoods, retiring in 1981.

He was a long-time member of the Astoria American Legion.

Family members said that during his lifetime he enjoyed many hobbies, including duck hunting, fishing, woodworking and traveling.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Craig Bergerson of Rainier; a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Janine Nelson of Astoria; and four grandchildren, Katie Bergerson of Beaverton, Grant Bergerson of Rainier, Kaylene Herman and her husband, Brad, of White Salmon, Wash., and Juliann Koehnke and her husband, Dan, of Colorado.

A private family graveside service will be held Saturday at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton. Following the service, a coffee reception for family and friends will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Necanicum Village, 2500 S. Roosevelt Drive in Seaside.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Columbia Hospice, in care of Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.

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