Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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Arvid Nelson Memorial Endowment Fund

Established 2013

Arvid Nelson

Arvid Nelson

Arvid Nelson was perhaps best known for founding and operating the Bit of Sweden, a long popular Aurora restaurant. He was respected widely for his ethical business conduct and for his exemplary inter-racial business practices. When he died in 1986, he left his wife of fifty-seven years, Mary (Reiss) Nelson, and a son, Alan.

The beneficiary of Mr. Nelson’s fund is the Aurora Historical Society of which his father, Benjamin, had been a benefactor.

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