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Edwin Lee Nelson
Edwin Lee Nelson, 62, a resident of Kenosha, died Saturday April 19, 2014, at Hospitality Nursing and Rehabilitation in Kenosha.
Edwin was born April 10, 1952, in Ironwood, Mich., to Wallace and Signe (Kaupi) Nelson. The family moved to Kenosha when he was a young boy and he was educated in the schools of Kenosha. On May 19, 1973, he was united in marriage with Carol Neu at United Pentecostal Church. They would later divorce.
Edwin worked at American Brass and also at J&Js Siding. He loved to bowl and participated in the leagues at Sheridan Lanes. Edwin also enjoyed fishing, golfing and watching sports. He was an avid Packers, Badgers and Brewers fan. Edwin was known for his willingness to be of service; he would help anyone with anything. He was a kind and caring man with a heart of gold.
Edwin is survived by his mother, Signe Nelson; his sons, Richard Nelson of Selma, Ore., and Michael (Tegan) Nelson of Pleasant Prairie; and by his daughters, Shelly Thompson and Melissa Thomas, both of Kenosha. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Amanda, Aerie;l, Alexis, Alaynah, Jacob, Chase, Kyler, Maci, Mia, Trista, and Kaden and his great grandchildren Mataeo and Sofia. Also surviving Edwin are his brothers, Gary Nelson of Milwaukee, and David Nelson of Rice Lake, and his sister, Cheryl Saarnio.
Edwin was preceded in death by his father and by his brother, Donald.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Kemper Centers Founders Hall (6501-3rd Ave). A time for visitation with the family will take place in Founders Hall on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
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Stephen P. Casey, Owner/Funeral Director
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Mount Pleasant, WI 53403
Published online at KenoshaNews.com from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2014