Vernon A. Nelson, age 80, died on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at his home in Beaver Dam.
Friends and family may gather on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam from 4:00 PM until the time of service. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home at 6:00PM with Joe Kazmarek officiating. Burial will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at Riverside Cemetery in French Lake, MN at 1:00 PM. The Maple Lake VFW Post #7664 will conduct military honors.
Vernon Albert Nelson was born on July 31, 1927 to the late Albert E. and Eriika (Hurula) Nelson in French Lake, MN. He served in the United States Navy in WWII. He operated a farm in Colfax, WI for many years and drove truck for his brother for 20 years. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by all his family and friends.
Vernon is survived by his former wife, Bonnie Dillard, Holiday Village, AR, his four children, Gregory (Alessandra) Nelson, Tampa, FL, Freddie Nelson, Beaver Dam, Cindy (Randy) Hartt, Beaver Dam and Renee (Rolando) Nelson, Tulsa, OK. He is further survived by his nine grandchildren, three great granddaughters, two brothers, Willard Nelson, CT and Ray (Allie) Nelson, MN, his sister, Marcie Gerns, CA, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Clarence, Howard, Norman, Alfred, Eli and Paul and his four sisters, Elsie Hoikka, Ardis Brown, Viola Waaraniemi and Millie Saksa.
The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made on our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007, 6:00pm