Nelson E. Rodriguez-Arte, 89, of Granite City passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Fountain View in Granite City.
He was born on Nov. 7, 1925, in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Nelson served during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Boeing, where he worked as an accountant. He was a member of Crossroads Christian Church in Caseyville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Leigh (nee: McRaven) Rodriguez-Arte, parents and two brothers.
He is survived by his sister, Sylvia Rodriguez- Arte of Puerto Rico, sister-in-law, Novella Asha I of Granite City; nieces, Suzanne Carlisle, Sheri Ashal, Michelle Nix and Lisa Withers; and nephews, Scott Ashal, Jeff, Roger and Michael Reyes.
Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.