Obit: Nelson, Gordon R. (1919 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Nelson, Nielsen, Tylke, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/15/2014

Nelson, Gordon R. (15 NOV 1919 - 12 MAY 2014)

Gordon R. Nelson, 94, Medford, died on Monday, May 12 at Fond du Lac Lutheran Home.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger officiating. Inurnment of his cremated remains will be at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Holway, with military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team.

Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

Gordon Nelson was born on November 15, 1919 in the town of Little Black to the late Otto and Mathilde (Nelson) Nelson.

On May 21, 1955 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, he married Delores Tylke, who survives. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He owned and operated his dairy farm for 51 years, retiring in 1989. He also worked for the Medford Co-op Feed Mill for several years. After retirement, he worked for the National Forest Service for a number of years.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a charter member of Klossner-Dietzler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5729 in Medford. He enjoyed reading, a good joke and the outdoors.

In addition to his wife, survivors include five children, Gordon R. (Jo Ann) Nelson of Buckeye, Ariz., Bonnie Nelson of Romeoville, Ill., Michael (Valerie) Nelson of Aurora, Colo., Diane (Tom) Nielsen of Whitewater and Paul (Pam) Nelson of Fond du Lac; and four grandchildren, Thomas, William, Amy and Ryan Nelson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Glenn, Larry, Clarence, Orville and Stanley, and four sisters, Ella, Louise, Gladys and Helen.



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