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Gary G. Nelson

Gary G. Nelson

November 27, 2019

Gary G. Nelson, Our dearly loved “Gramps” passed away in the early hours of November 27, 2019 in Eau Claire.

Gary was born to George and Elizabeth Nelson on September 15, 1941. Along with being an avid softball player, he also loved the sport of boxing. To know Gary is to know that long conversations were his favorite pastimes and boy the stories he would share. He worked as a custodian for many churches throughout his life, and he will be remembered for his strong work ethic, which he passed on to his family.

He married Carol (Wendt) Nelson and together they brought 5 children into their family, missing him forever are his Children: Timothy Nelson of Lake Hallie, Julie (Larry) Stewart of Eau Claire, Christie Nelson (Dale Fichter) of Eau Claire, Scott Nelson of Eau Claire, and Jayme (Craig) Fischer of Phillips.

He was famous by all who loved him, “Gramps” who we all cherished high on a pedestal was so loved by his grandchildren and great grandchildren who will live on to tell his tales. Grandchildren: Felisha (Matt), Caylee (Justin), Jenna (Brandon) Mariah, Haydn, Kinley, Cade, Tristan, Anthony, Melissa, Emily and Iler.

Great Grandchildren: Beau, Capryce, Caleah, Giavanna, Elly, Julenna, Braxtin, Brooke and Cat.

Cherished siblings he also leaves behind, Joyce (Larry) Nazer of Eau Claire, Jack (Janice) Nelson of Neenah, Sylvia (Richard) Westerberg of Eau Claire.

Gary’s passing has reunited him with many family members including his Parents, Sisters: Veronica, Gail and Angela, Brothers: Mike and Danny, and many cousins and dear friends.

Services will be private.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services and Celebration of Life Center is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.chippewavalleycremation.com


Services will be private.


Services will be private.

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  • jack nelson Gary was the most honest, hard working, perfectionist, story teller and funniest man I ever knew. I will miss you so much. God Bless you Gary with all my love Jack.

    December 6 at 9:17am

  • Caylee Borgwardt My newest angel, my mother’s cardinal, MY handsome #1gramps! I sure wished you held on a little longer. A little longer to drive to your home, to see your face, your smile. A little longer so I can hug and kiss your cheek against your white beard. A little longer so I can beg to cut your hair and trim your face. So I can sit and eat with you on your picnic table and talk about sports, the news, the house or your history! A little longer so I can push my children on your tree swing and watch them hang from your laundry posts. A little longer so I can come in to hug you one last time and tell you how much you meant to me— how you were always there for me growing up with us being babies to school, my pageants and modeling, my children and husband, just your presence... you were always there Gramps! There was always a soft place in my heart for you and will always be. A few years back you asked me to dance .... well Gramps, you save me a dance when we meet again and I’ll be sure to wear red! I know you’re in a better place but there are many important people who sure miss you and are heart broken. Try your hardest to surprise us and visit once in a while. God loves you, you are truly an angel and I’m such a lucky granddaughter and proud to call you mine. I miss you Gramps aka “Gare-Bear!!” I love you, love Caylee xo

    December 5 at 9:50pm

  • Jack Nelson Gary was the most honest, hard working, perfectionist man I ever knew. I will miss you brother.

    December 5 at 9:01pm

  • Wayne Anderson Gary and I were best friends during our Shaw Town days in the 1950's. We played softball and chummed around together. We lost contact after I went into the Army. Sorry to hear of his passing. Wish I could have seen him before he passed away but didn't know he still lived in Eau Claire. We had many good memories together and will always remember him. Sending my condolence s to the family. Respectively Wayne.

    December 2 at 7:45PM

  • Ann C Milner Hi Tim and family. I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He sure loved you, Tim, he always thought highly of you. You were a good son to him he was dad. Rip Gary. My Sympathy, Ann Milner and my daughters Theresa, Amber and Megan. God be with you in your time of sorrow.

    December 1 at 3:20PM

  • Kim M Bodeker So sorry for the loss of your father, my Uncle. He was funny and a good man. I remember him laughing alot when I was a child. God Bless you Uncle Gary. Love Kim. (Daughter of Richard and Sylvia Westerberg).

    December 1 at 12:03PM

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