Farming Rural 17

Carol D. Nelson

June 8, 1928 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 92)


Carol Doris Nelson, 92, of Pardeeville, joined our Lord and Savior January 6, 2021.  Carol was born June 8, 1928 in the Town of Lewiston, Columbia County, the daughter of Henry and Eleanore Wilhemhler Wakershauser Dryer.

She was united in marriage to Henry Nelson December 2, 1950.  He preceded her in death August 16, 1998.  Carol worked at the Columbia County Health Care Center for 22 years in the housekeeping department.  She  was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, volunteered at Helping Hands, and at Columbia County Health Care. She most enjoyed volunteering her time at the St. John’s Lutheran School working with and serving the children.

Carol enjoyed cheering for the Packers and Badgers teams and also an avid Brewers fan.  She relished pheasant hunting, golfing, bowling, gardening, and any active card game especially euchre.  Her fondest memories were of the trip to Norway with husband Henry, brother-in-law and sister- in-law Vernon and Marian Nelson. 

She is survived by her three sons,  Paul (Ginger) Nelson of Pardeeville, James (Maria) Nelson of Pardeeville,  Russell (Tami) Nelson of Montello; eight grandchildren,  Elizabeth Nelson, Erin Rohrbeck, Lincoln Nelson, Noah Nelson, Matt Nelson, Shane Nelson, Brian Nelson, Jason Nelson; three great grandchildren; sister-in-law Rose Dreyer of Portage and many nieces and nephews.  Carol was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, and four sisters.

Private funeral service will be held for Carol with social distancing and masks at Grasse Funeral Service in Pardeeville and burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Portage.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pardeeville. The family extends our most respectfully gratitude given by Agrace Hospice Care and their wonderful and caring staff for her end-of-life care. 

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