Gordon R. Nelson, 94 of Medford, Wisconsin died Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home.
He was born on November 15, 1919 in Little Black Township, Taylor County the son of Otto and Mathilde (nee Nelson) Nelson. On May 21, 1955 he married Delores Tylke at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford. Gordon was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army in the European Theatre. He owned and operated his own dairy farm for 51 years retiring in 1989. Gordon also worked for the Medford Co-Op Feed Mill for several years. After his retirement he worked for the National Forest Service for a number of years. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a charter member of Klossner-Dietzler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.5729 in Medford. Gordon was an avid reader, enjoyed a good joke and loved the outdoors.
SURVIVORS: Gordon is survived by his wife Delores Nelson, a resident of the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home, five children, Gordon R. (Jo Ann) Nelson, Buckeye, AZ, Bonnie Nelson, Romeoville, IL, Michael (Valerie) Nelson, Aurora, CO, Diane (Tom) Nielsen, Whitewater,WI, Paul (Pam) Nelson, Fond du Lac, WI and four grandchildren Thomas, William, Amy and Ryan Nelson. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Glenn, Larry, Clarence, Orville and Stanley and four sisters, Ella, Louise, Gladys and Helen.
VISITATION: The family will receive friends on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.
FUNERAL: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 23, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic church, Medford. Reverend Gerard Willger will officiate. Cremation has taken place; inurnment and graveside military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team, will follow the services at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery, Holway Township. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.