John W. Nelson

Dec. 6, 1936 - July 9, 2011

John W. Nelson, 74, of Waukesha, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at his residence.

John was born Dec. 6, 1936, the son of the late Arthur and Geraldine Nelson. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Land o' Lakes Baseball League, where he served as past commissioner. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cheering on his favorite teams, the Philadelphia Phillys and the Detroit Lions.

John will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Betty of Waukesha. He was the cherished father of Barry and Berta Nelson of Waukesha; beloved grandfather of Brad Nelson and Sara DeBord; and brother of Eric (Christine) Nelson of Arkdale. John was loved and will be remembered by other relatives and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Orchard, and a daughter, Dawn Nelson. Private family services will be held.

Mealys Funeral Home in Eagle, 594-2442, is assisting the family. For the online obituary and guest registry, go to www.hdlfuneralhomes.com.