Obituary for Nels C. Stenson

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Nels C. Stenson, 82, of Holmen, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Marinuka Manor in Galesville. He was born in La Crosse on February 23, 1935 to Nels G. and Selma (Call) Stenson. He later married Mona (Fossum) and together they had two children.
Nels served in the United States Army, graduated from UW-La Crosse with a B.S. in Business Administration and worked at The Trane Company for 44 years first as a Draftsman in the Research Laboratory and then as a Financial Analyst in the Engineering Division.
Nels and Mona were high school sweethearts and were married 60 years. They loved to dance. No matter the weather, Nels would insist that they dress up and find a place to dance on Saturday night. Sometimes they would travel to the Twin Cities to find a place to disco or swing dance.
He was also an avid bicyclist. He would go for long rides on the Sparta Elroy trail and other trails that he found.
Nels and Mona took numerous trips across most of the country with very few states not visited. They enjoyed most of the country’s major attractions including the beach, Niagra Falls, lighthouse tours, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood, Disney Land, and Disneyworld.
He found much joy in spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Ramona, two children, Pamela (Michael) Fournie, Steven (Tracy) Stenson, grandchildren; Ann (Matthew) Moes, Adam Fournie, Brendan Fournie, Samantha (Jacob) Matl, Ryan Siddell, Linzey Stenson, Madisen Siddell and Reed Siddell and sister, Carol (Ronald) Reed of Barrie Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 515 McHugh Road, Holmen. The Reverend Ted Dewald will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or Marinuka Manor. The family would like to thank and acknowledge the exceptional care and compassion provided by Marinuka Manor. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com.