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Vernon F. Nelson

November 10, 1914 September 20, 2008
Vernon F. Nelson
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Vernon F. Nelson, age 93, a life-long resident of the Township of Lorain, passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 20, 2008, at Frederic Nursing and Rehab in Frederic, WI. Vernon was born November 10, 1914, to Oscar and Martha (Johnson) Nelson. He married Ethel Amundson on November 8, 1945. To this union two daughters were born. He farmed the family homestead most of his life. Vernon was a life-long member of the Indian Creek American Legion Post 396. He served in Southeast Asia during WWII with the Red Arrow Division. Vernon had a great sense of humor and a sharp wit. He enjoyed gardening and family times. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel of 50 years; his parents; 4 brothers, Chester Nelson, Robert Nelson, Russel Nelson and Norman Nelson. He is survived by 2 daughters, Gail Glovka (Dennis Miller) of Appleton, WI, and Judy (John) Hayman of Frederic, WI; 5 grandchildren, Wendy Glovka, Tracy Schlavensky, Connie Evers all of Freedom, WI, Dr. Allen Hayman of Portland, Maine, and Mark Hayman of Siren, WI; 8 ½ great grandchildren; one brother, Lyle Nelson of Pennsylvania; 2 sisters-in-law, Angie Nelson of Cumberland and Norma Nelson of Frederic. Visitation will be held at Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, WI, on Tuesday, September 23, from 4-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Clam Falls Lutheran Church on Wednesday, September 24, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Larry Juergensen officiating. Pallbearers will be Craig Schlavensky, Kevin Evers, Dr. Allen Hayman, Mark Hayman, Alan Hoffman, and Nick Schlavensky. Honorary Pallbearers will be Neal Schlavensky, Nathan Schlavensky and Cole Evers. Burial with military honors will be held at Lorain Cemetery following the service. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, WI, was entrusted with arrangements. For information call 715-327-4475.
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