Obit: Nelson, Charles A. (1929 - 2008)
Surnames: Nelson, Morrell, Panske, Engelbright
----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, Tues., 9 Dec. 2008
Nelson, Charles A. (23 Oct. 1929 - 27 Nov. 2008)
Sun.VALE, Calif. -- Charles A. Nelson, 80, passed away Nov. 27, 2008, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Sun.vale, Calif., after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Arpin, the son of Martin and Laura Nelson.
He was a 1948 graduate of Auburndale High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was united in marriage Jan. 17, 1953, to Judy Morrell.
He was a long-term member of O.E. Local 3. He drove fuel service trucks for many years for companies such as Oliver de Silva, Conexco, and Ellert & Smith. He was a man who loved his job and took pride in his work.
Since his retirement, he traveled the world with his wife in an RV and took many cruises. He had a very full life and was very much loved by his wife, family and friends.
Funeral services were held Thur., Dec. 4, 2008, at Darling Fischer Chapel of The Hills, Los Gatos, Calif.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; a son, Gary; a daughter, Sherry; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a sister, Eleanor Panske of Marshfield; and three brothers, Melvin Nelson of Waukegan, Ill., Percy Nelson of Arpin, and James Nelson of Wisconsin Rapids; and a sister-in-law, Marian Nelson of Owen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Reynold Nelson; a sister, Lillian Engelbright; a sister-in-law, Sandra Nelson; a brother-in-law, Don Engelbright Sr.; and a nephew, Don Engelbright Jr.
A Loving Farewell
I cannot let you grieve for me,
For those who love me must let us go.
In comfort, please believe I'm free,
From all the pain life can bestow.
As I begin my world anew,
Consider not what used to be.
I'm sending happy smiles to you,
While I enjoy eternity.
Lord, bless the home from which I came,
Yet brush each lonely hour away,
With fond remembrance of my name,
And a Sun.ine for a newer day.
Look to the wind to find me there,
Beside the hardest things you do.
I've left my love within this prayer,
I'm always watching over you.
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