Clinton Nelson

Speech Faculty

TO: Faculty and Staff FROM: Jon Hall, Head, Department of Communication and Theatre Arts DATE: January 29, 1987 Clinton Nelson, 61, Assistant Professor of Speech Communication passed away Wednesday evening, January 28, at Sartori Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 31, at St. John's Lutheran Church (8th and College-- Cedar Falls). Clinton is survived by his wife, Mary, a Records Analyst in the Registrar's Office; and two children, Brian of Chicago, Illinois, and Kathryn Hursh of Butler, New Jersey. He is also survived by four grandchildren. Clint, a Nebraska native was born April 8, 1925, and received his formal education there with a B.A. from Midland College (1950) and an M.A. from the University of Nebraska (1956). He taught at the elementary and secondary level at several Nebraska schools before accepting a college position at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. Clinton came to UNI in 1967. While fulfilling his teaching responsibilities to the university, he concurrently pursued a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa which was completed in 1977. Clinton held memberships in a number of professional associations and was active in service to the university and community. Clinton will be remembered as a dedicated, humble, and selfless man with a wonderful dry sense of humor.