Nelson Thorn

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Nelson O. Thorn


A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother passed away August 17, 2014. Nelson was born October 19, 1935 in Leslie, Michigan to the late Elmer and Bertha (Schriner) Thorn. He retired from Motor Wheel Co.  but also worked for Grand Ledge Clay Products and the Grand Ledge Lumber Co. Nelson was a talented woodworker and also enjoyed to camp, golf and fish.

He is survived by his wife of over sixty years, Sonja (Zander); children, Nelson Jr. (Monica), John (Julie), Kimberly (Linden) Cook, Nicholas (Debra) and Vincent (Pamela); 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth (Richard) Hudson and Georgia (Jerry) Cooper; brothers, Thomas (Connie) and John (Donna) Thorn.

A private family graveside will be held. Memorial contributions may be given to the , 300 Galleria Officecentre, Suite 111, Southfield, Michigan 48043 or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, New York 10018   Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Share your condolences and memories online at

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Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home
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Grand Ledge, MI 48837
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Aug. 19 to Aug. 24, 2014
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