In Memory of Gregory A. Nelson
Gregory Andrew Nelson, age 74 of East Farmington, WI passed away Dec. 5, 2022.
Greg was born Sept. 18, 1948 in New Richmond, WI to Bennie and Frances Nelson moments before his twin sister Gloria. He was a wrestler at Osceola High School and graduated in 1967. On May 29, 1971 he married Ann Louise Schulze and was blessed with three children.
Greg spent many of his years farming with his father before taking over the family farm where he milked as many as 40 cows and tended to the fields. In the late 80’s he stopped farming and found his passion in welding at Nortek and then Polaris. A work highlight he often shared was taking a trip to Hawaii with Ann in 1994.
Living and working in a small community, “Nellie” had a great group of friends at Ken’s Keyboard and My Sister’s Place. These friends were especially important to him after losing the love of his life, Ann in 1999.
He spent many summer evenings playing and watching his boys play softball and winter evenings bowling. He encouraged his daughter’s love of animals, buying her several for her 4-H and FFA projects to show at the Polk Co. Fair. Greg was a die-hard Packers fan. He spent the last seven years at Christian Community Homes of Osceola, where he looked forward to Wednesday visits with his sisters, PT sessions with Pam, and Friday music and Happy Hour. His final breaths, which were peaceful, were taken with one of his favorite nurses, Deb.
He is preceded in death by his wife Ann, and his parents Bennie and Frances; in laws Kenneth and Lucille; and brothers-in-laws Dick, Harry, Tom, and Dick.
He is survived by his children Darron (Melanie), Kyle (Vanessa) and Lanae; grandchildren Tyler, Treigh (Alexandra), Ann and Ben; great grandchild Holden; sisters Janice, Gloria, Beth (Sharon) and Susan; 11 nieces and nephews; and a large extended family.
Memorials preferred to Christian Community Homes of Osceola’s Friday music and Happy Hour.