In loving memory: Jerry Packard

Jery Clark Packard, 1943–2020 JIM NELSON Chesterton, Ind. Jerry Clark Packard passed away at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, on April 1. Jerry fell ill in late January and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He then contracted pneumonia, suffered a stroke, and was placed in palliative care. He could not be moved to a nursing home because of the COVID-19 situation. Jerry was born to Arthur C. and Frederika Schlanbusch Packard in San Diego, Calif., on June 22, 1943. He was raised in Texas and in Burien, Wash., where he graduated from Evergreen High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a master
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Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson is a Norwegian-American scholar and musician, who lived and taught in Norway for over 18 years. Nelson is an expert in the Norwegian immigration to the United States, Norwegian folk music, and Scandinavian immigrant music. Now based in Chesterton, Ind., he continues to perform and is president of the Scandiana Sons of Norway lodge.

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