Obituary for Jerome Arlan Nelson

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Jerome “Jerry” Nelson, 73, of Holmen, Wisconsin passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, August 20, 2018. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th, at Holmen Lutheran Church with visitation two hours prior to the service from 11:00-1:00. A luncheon will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall of Holmen Lutheran and then burial at Neshonoc Cemetery in West Salem. Pastor Matt and Pastor Allison from Holmen Lutheran and Dickinson’s Funeral Home are assisting the family.
Jerry was born on April 9, 1945, to Joyce and Delores (Meyer) Nelson. He enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, watching television, being outdoors, playing cards, and was a lover of animals. What gave him the most joy and happiness though was spending time with his family when they got together to play cards, have cookouts, celebrate holidays and birthdays, or just enjoy each other’s company. There was always a lot of laughter.
Jerry’s life, love, and memory will forever be cherished by his three daughters, Dawn Nelson Halverson of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Sherri Nelson Mooney of Holmen, and Karen Nelson Wiese (partner Dale Clingenpeel) of Holmen; four grandchildren, Brandon (Dakotah) Wiese, Katelynn Wiese, Jacob Halverson, and Benjamin Mooney; one brother, Jim (Cheryl) Nelson of Galesville; ex-wife Mary Miller, family friend Margaret Given, and his nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joyce and Delores, a younger brother, Daniel, son-in-law, Richard Mooney, and his special aunt, Rosalie (Willard) Bjerke.
Jerry’s family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the hospital and hospice staff from Gundersen Health System for their care in the past weeks as well as to the many friends and family members who have reached out during this difficult time.

An Angel whispered take my hand and come with me your work here is done.
I went away to a place where there's no tears or sorrow only laughter and smiles, there will always be a tomorrow.
As I move amongst the clouds, I'll look down and smile upon you while the angels sing a heavenly song.
I am not alone all who went before are here; they awaited my return.
I know you'll grieve and wish I was still here; I am here in the memories you hold dear.
Remember how much I love you and know I took your love with me.
Please don't cry or feel sad. My pain is gone and I am Free!
Soon you'll come to me! But until then, God will be with you Just as He's with me.