Maynard H. Nelson

Sept. 22, 1920 - July 23, 2009

Maynard H. Nelson of Waukesha died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 88. He was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Hustler, the son of Halver and Stena Nelson. 

Maynard served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, and later was united in marriage to Amy Burkhalter in Rockford, Ill., on July 3, 1948. He was employed at Miller Brewing for 25 years until retiring in 1982. He was a longtime member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha. As an avid card player, he enjoyed playing cards at the Wisconsin House. He loved to hunt and fish and especially enjoyed his home on the lake in Tomahawk.

Maynard will be deeply missed by his wife, Amy Nelson of Waukesha; his daughter, Malinda (Michael) Malison of Waukesha; grandchildren, Terri Malison of Milwaukee, Michael (Kimberly) Malison of Milwaukee, Jeffery Malison of Lomira, Danielle (John) Shaltis of Waukesha, Amy (Zachary) Walters of Waukesha and David Helser of Waukesha; great-grandchildren, Naomi, Hannah, Isaiah, Alexis, Riley, Ty, Cooper, Ashley, Taylor, Austin, Bailey, Cade, Elise and Robert; brother, Marshall (Sharon) Nelson of Waukesha; sister, Aleda (Ron) Taylor of Rockford, Ill.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Helser, on Feb. 2, 2009.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, also at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Mundt presiding. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.  

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.

(Freeman - July 25, 2009)