Nelson, Myles A.
Myles A. Nelson, age 80, of Manitowoc, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, December 28, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on February 2, 1933 in Highland, WI, son of the late Harold I. and Florence (Olson) Nelson, Sr. Myles graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Education. He served in the US Air Force with the 7th Fighter Squadron during the Korean Conflict. On June 4, 1955 Myles married the former Maxine Conwell in Mineral Point. She preceded him in death on October 18, 1997. Myles was employed with the Manitowoc Public School System. He started his career at the Vocational School and then was one of the original teachers at Monroe Elementary. He finished his career at Franklin Elementary retiring after 36 years.
Myles coached both boys and girls basketball and softball at the Elementary and Jr. High level. He volunteered his services as a coach for the after school sports program for both boys and girls at the elementary level. He spent many summers teaching summer school at the School Forest. After his retirement, Myles continued his involvement in education by serving on the Manitowoc Public School Board. He was an active member of the VFW Post #659 serving on the Honor Guard. Myles was also a member of the Golden K.
Survivors include three children and their spouses: Charles and Michele Nelson, Kohler, Karen and Keith Hinz, Manitowoc and Kathy and Anthony Rajcevich, Illinois; six grandchildren: Brooke and Darrick Nelson, Cassandra and Brandon Hinz, Jennifer and Lauren Rajcevich; two step grandchildren: Danielle and Shannon Hoeppner; one brother and two sisters-in-law: Richard and Nancy Nelson, Florida; Jean Nelson, Merrimac; four sisters and one brother-in-law: Delores Adamek, Seattle, Washington; Donna Goldberg, Three Lakes; Nyla and Bud VanBrunt, Arizona and Judi Thrum, Missouri. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by an infant son; an infant daughter, Nancy Jean; two brothers: Harold Nelson, Jr. and Bill Nelson; and two brothers-in-law: Ed Adamek and Harvey Goldberg.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM (Noon) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Jeremy Vance. Cremation will take place at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc and Myles will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc at a later date.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The visitation will continue on Saturday morning, January 4, 2014 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Myles' name.
The Pfeffer Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc have assisted the family with funeral arrangements.
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 2, 2014