MIDLAND — At his home on the evening of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, Nelson L. Pritchard, 81, of Midland, was called home to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior.
He was born on March 7, 1932, in Evart, the son of the late Leonard and Edith (Hall) Pritchard and was a graduate of Evart High School. He served his country with the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. On May 16, 1959, he married the former Bonnie Lou Richardson. She predeceased him Sept. 24, 2006. Mr. Pritchard was employed by the Dow Chemical Company as an operator for 27 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Local No. 12075 in Midland. Over his lifetime, he donated over eight gallons of blood to the Ernie Wallace Blood Bank. In his younger years he enjoyed farming with his father and being in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed watching professional sports and was an avid University of Michigan football and basketball enthusiast.