Obit: Nelson, Isaac E (1892 - 1929)

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Military Honors for Isaac Nelson September 26, 1929, publication unknown ("The Tribune")

Isaac Edwin Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson, was born at the farm home one mile west of Abbotsford, Wis., April 26, 1892 and died at the Marshfield hospital Sunday, Sept. 15, 1929, at the age of 37 years, 4 mos. and 19 days.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church at Dorchester, and attended the public school in Abbotsford where he grew to young manhood, early in life choosing mechanics for his profession, doing garage work both before and after his service in the World War.

In May, 1917, he left for France with the American forces and served as Wagoner of Co. C., 311th Ammunition Train of the Blackhawk Division, returning from France and getting his discharge at Camp Grant Feb. 9, 1919.

He was united in marriage Jan. 4. 1922, to Miss Laura Emling of Abbotsford, who with three children, Harold 6, Dolores, 4 and Burdette, 2, survives him. He also leaves his mother and brother, Albert, of Abbotsford, and three sisters, Mrs. William Schulz of Cornell, Mrs. Robert Tischendorf of Minocqua, and Mrs. Robert Virgin of Winona., Minn..

Mr. Nelson had been employed in the Grengs’ garage in Abbotsford for some time. Late In the evening of Sept. 18, 1928, he responded to a. call for taxi service, the trip taking him north of Medford. After getting out of the car and upon being asked for his fare, the passenger, who was a young man, drew a gun and shot Mr. Nelson. After getting help Mr. Nelson was rushed to the Medford Clinic where he apparently recovered from his wounds.

He suffered greatly, however, during the last few months, and on Sept. 9th, was taken to the Marshfield hospital for treatment. Little encouragement was given and a few days later death came to relieve the sufferer. A post mortem examination disclosed the fact that abscesses had developed along the course of the bullet, causing his death.

It is sad to give up one whose influence among men has been for good, yet He who "doeth all things well" makes no mistakes. May time bring its resignation and may the shores of eternity that receives his soul surround it with everlasting sunshine and flowers. He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father, a tender brother, and to his friends, the soul of fellowship, and greatest of all he was a man.

He was accorded a military funeral Thursday afternoon with services in the Presbyterian church conducted by Rev. M. C, Durnam, after which the remains were escorted to the Abbotsford cemetery. C.H. Luhrsen officiated as master of ceremonies, H.T. Kethcam and Henry Ziebarth were color bearers, and Elmer Cornelius sounded taps. Morris Thompson, Clyde Mayfield, Kenneth Ingersoll, Louis Weideman, Eric Anderson and Iver Johnson, members of the Chas. F. Hanson Post American Legion served as pall bearers and the Legion Auxilliary were in charge of the many beautiful floral tributes. The attendance at the church and the cortege to the cemetery was perhaps the largest ever seen in Abbotsford.

Relatives from out of town attending were: Mr. And Mrs. Wm. Schulz and family of Cornell, Mr. And Mrs. Robt. Tischendorf and family of Minocqua, Mr.s Robt. Virgin of Winona, Minn., Mr. And Mrs. Anton Oppegard of Wausau, Mr. And Mrs. Fred Emling of Chili, Sadie Emling of Hudson, Mich., Edith Emling of Stevens Point, and Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Emling and family of Green Grove.

The Tribune joins with the many friends in extending kindest sympathies to the bereaved family and relatives.



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