Nels Nelson, age 87, of Arkdale, Wisconsin passed away on January 1, 2012 at the Tomah VA Medical Center in Tomah, Wisconsin. Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012 at the Roseberry's Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Pastor Steve Miller will officiate. Interment will be at the East Arkdale Cemetery, Town of Strongs Prairie, Adams County, Wisconsin. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at Roseberry's Funeral Home. Nels was born September 20, 1924 in Jackson Township, Adams County, Wisconsin to Nels and Edith (Colton) Nelson. He lived and worked on the family farm until he enlisted with the United States Marines. Nels married Grenneth D. Lake on November 13, 1948 in Davis Corners. This marriage was blessed with three children, Kenneth, Steven & Catherine. He enjoyed fishing & gardening and especially had a passion for farming. Nels had a strong belief of giving and caring for others and will be missed by many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nels & Edith Nelson; sister, Bonnie Goodrich, sister, Violet (Ken) Harrison, step-brother, Clifford Nelson; brothers in law, William over, Roy Becker, Donald Jensen, Joe Duffek, John Sobojinski & one nephew, David Sobojinski. Survivors: Wife: Grenneth Nelson of Friendship, Wisconsin Son: Ken Nelson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Son: Steven Nelson of Arkdale, Wisconsin Daughter: Cathy (Dennis) Rathermel of Friendship, Wisconsin Grandchildren: Cynthia, Casey, Tanya, Tammy, Justin, Tyler & Lance Foster Grandchildren: Tammy, Crystal & Tammy Sister: Beatrice Over of Chicago, Illinois Sister: Mary (William) Holden of Briggsville, Wisconsin Brother: John (Carol) Nelson of Rockford, Illinois Sister: Mildred "Millie" Duffek of Lake Delton, Wisconsin Brother in law: Orville Goodrich of Janesville, Wisconsin Step-sister: Lillie Nelson of Arkdale, Wisconsin In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Davis Corners United Methodist Church.
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