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Eldon M. Nelson

August 7, 1934 February 26, 2012
Eldon M. Nelson
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Eldon M. Nelson passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Golden Age Manor in Amery, WI. He was 77 years old.

Eldon was born August 7, 1934 in Grantsburg, WI to Emil and Irene (Roe) Nelson. He grew up there on the family farm. On August 25, 1956 he married Elaine Sorenson. Then in 1957 he was drafted into the United States Army until December, 1959. He was stationed in Washington state the whole time. They moved back to the Twin Cities. Their son, Mirlen Wayne Nelson was born on September 26, 1960.

In 1963 they moved back to Wisconsin where they farmed in Bone Lake until 1967. Then moved to another farm in Frederic. In 1980 they sold this farm, except for 20 acres and put a new house there. Eldon drove truck after farming. Also pursuing his love of horses. Owning several and driving them in many parades. He also went to many thrashing shows, auctions, and other horse equipment shows.

Their grandson, Chase Allen Nelson was born on July 5, 1985. He was the light in the eyes of both Eldon and Elaine. In 1992 they moved to Somerset, WI to be closer to their son and family.

In 2000 they moved back to Balsam Lake, WI. Eldon drove truck for WS in St. Croix Falls, WI. He continued going to many thrashing shows with Lloyd Woltz, a very dear friend. They went to shows in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa and had many wonderful times.

Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Irene Nelson; sisters, Gwenda and Gloria and brothers, Glendon, Elmo, Edler and Emmett.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; son, Mirlen (LeAnn); grandson, Chase (Margaret); and great-grandson, Edison Gates; sisters, Elaine and Ilene; and his two special girls, Kiran and Irene Ogilvie; in-laws, Jean Nelson, Ardell Gutzmer, Marvin (Joan) Sorenson, Dixie (Bob) Ogilvie, Gail (Ray) Jensen, and Harlan (Cindy) Sorenson; and many, many nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Memorial services were held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, WI on Friday, March 2. Lunch followed at the Bone Lake Lutheran Church.

Eldon will be missed by everyone he knew. He will be remembered for his kindness and loving ways.
Refer to the following websites to leave online condolences or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444 for additional information.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck,, and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown,, have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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