Rusty Nelson, 65, or Portland, Oregon, passed away on July 21, 2019 at OHSU.
Rusty was born in Hood River to Donald and Doris Nelson on June 9, 1954. Rusty moved around a lot in early childhood as a part of a military family. He served in the USAF and was later honorably discharged. He worked in numerous places working with his hands. He attended PCC and received a degree in computer science and then worked at PacifiCorp. He was a history buff, loved music, science fiction, and anything on wheels.
Rusty is survived by his wife, Rhonda, children Chris and Cece, siblings Doug, Lori Cale, Lane, Lynai, and grandchild Athena.
Services will be held at 12:00pm on September 20, 2019 at Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial Funeral Home with Uncle Ricky Plank officiating, followed by a permanent interment at Willamette National Cemetery.