Glen R. Nelson
Dec. 8, 1947- April 21, 2011
Glen R. Nelson of Waukesha passed away peacefully surrounded by his children Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center in Waukesha at the age of 63. He was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Oak Park, Ill., to Carl and Jane (Anderson) Nelson.
Glen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971. He was an accountant for several firms in southeastern Wisconsin from 1971 to 1988. Glen moved to Rogers, Ark., in 1989 from Waukesha. In 1999, he retired from Wal-Mart Corp. after 10 years of service. Glen was an avid golfer and spent most of his time on the courses around Rogers. He returned to Waukesha in June of 2009 to be closer to his children. Glenﾕs greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.
Glen is survived by his son, Joel R. Nelson of Waukesha; his daughter, Amy M. (David) Mulqueen of Waukesha; his former spouse and friend, Paula Nelson of Waukesha; brother, Dr. Dale Nelson of Spokane, Wash.; nieces, Heidi (Kyle) Downey of Spokane and Alecia (Charleston) Grimes of Seattle; three nephews, Zachary (Bethany) Nelson of San Francisco, Ira (Marina) Nelson of Beaverton, Ore., and Eli Nelson of Idaho. He is further survived by Samantha and Sabrina Downey, Cassius and Alexis Grimes, Austin and Preston Nelson, and Sadie Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Jane Nelson.
Cremation will be by Cesarz, Charapata & Zinneker Funeral Home. A private service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations in Glenﾕs name are appreciated to the ALS Association of Wisconsin, 3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 213, Wauwatosa, WI 53222.
A special thank you to all who brought joy to Glen during his 19 month journey with ALS (Lou Gehrigﾕs disease): The Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center, Odyssey Hospice and the ALS Association of Wisconsin.
Please join Glenﾕs family in honoring his life by participating in The Walk to Defeat ALS on Oct. 9, 2011, at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee. Please contact Amy Mulqueen for further details.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.