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Obituary for Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson
Born January 5, 1937 in Menomonie, Wisconsin
Died May 10, 2018 at St.Thomas West in Nashville,Tennessee.

Survived by

wife, Gayle Nelson of Walling, Tennessee; daughter, Katherine Gregg (Barry) of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; son, James A. Nelson (Diane) of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Allison Nelson and Troy Nelson of Seattle,Washington; sisters, Colleen Dreger (Fritz) of Stone Lake, Wisconsin and Chuckie Hospers of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Jerry served in the Air Force 1956-1959 and was stationed in North Africa. He maintained radar sites in North Bend, Oregon 1959-1962 for Philco. He worked Bouroughs at Selfridge Air Force Base in Mt. Clements, Michigan 1962-1964. He was with Federal Civil Service 1965-1991. He had government clearance and traveled all over the world as an Engineer at Newark, Ohio. He retired in 1991 and resided in Wisconsin for 5 years. From 1996 to present he resided at 1547 Farmer Road in Walling. TN.

Jerry was an avid fisherman and boater. He fished for salmon on Lake Michigan. He hunted in Alaska, Canada, Montana and Wyoming for trophy elk, moose, deer and antelope.

Jerry was a pilot. He owned a Cherokee 140 in Ohio, and in Tennessee he built and flew a Zenith Airplane. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles. He owned a Harley Davidson trike and an Indian motorcycle.

Jerry was a mechanic and a talented carpenter and could build and repair anything. He has won several trophies for chainsaw contests and dance roller-skating.

Jerry has enjoyed many cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean Sea and Panama Canal. One of his most interesting was a New Zealand and Australia trip.

Jerry was a member of the Rock Island Church of Christ. He was a wonderful husband and father. He has been much loved by family and friends and will be sorely missed.

Funeral service will be held at 3:30pm on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1:30pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at oaklawnmemorial.com
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