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Larry D. Nelson

Larry D. Nelson

August 12, 2020

Larry D. Nelson, 70, of Altoona, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, with his family at his side.

Larry was born in Ladysmith, WI, to Lem and Vivian Nelson on July 5, 1950. Larry was one of eleven children. He grew up in Ladysmith and graduated from Ladysmith High School. On October 17, 1969 he married Judy Neisinger.  Together they had three children, Jeff, Desi, and Shari. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.

He managed a courier and armored truck company for 20 years.  He then worked as a night supervisor in retail until his retirement in 2014. 

Larry enjoyed remodeling houses, deer hunting, NASCAR (Big Dale Earnhardt fan), Brewers, Raiders and most importantly time spent with family. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness, generosity, laughter, and big smile.

Larry  is survived by his wife, Judy Nelson; his son, Jeff (Angie) Nelson, Eau Claire; daughter, Shari Nelson, Chippewa Falls; grandchildren, Hailey, Leah and Miah; sisters, Elaine (Glenn) Galetka, Marilyn (Bob) Kudingo, Betty (Jim) Parker, Debbie (Kevin) Sillman, Julie (Howard) Schreiber; brothers, Terry (Judy) Nelson, Tom Nelson, Scott (Peggy) Nelson; and by numerous other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lem and Vivian; daughter, Desi; and his brothers, David and Mike.

A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday August 24, 2020, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Drive, Altoona (behind Charter Spectrum).  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Private burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Ladysmith at a later date.  Larry’s service will be live streamed on the Chippewa Valley Cremation Services Facebook Page.

Per Wisconsin State Law, facemasks are required in the facility.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Family and friends are encouraged to offer condolences and memories online at www.chippewavalleycremation.com.


10-11 a.m., Monday August 24, 2020, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center.


11 a.m., Monday August 24, 2020, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center.

Florist Information

Brent Douglas Flowers - (715) 831-0997 - All flowers should be delivered to the Celebration of Life Center by 9 a.m., Monday, August 24.


  • Sue Monnier John & I send our sympathies to the family.

    August 24 at 11:13am

  • Virginia Witkiewicz We both are so sorry for your loss Judy. and family. May he R.I.P .If we can help in any way please call us. Love and hugs

    August 23 at 6:22pm

  • Karen Larson Sanderson Judy and family, I am sending my deepest sympathies to all of you. Please know that so many people are thinking of you and praying for you. Karen Sanderson

    August 21 at 1:02pm

  • Karrie Galetka Judy and family. I'm so sad to hear about Terry. Heal and grieve in your own time and in your way.


    August 18 at 8:36PM

  • charlotte kesan Judy and the Nelson family

    thinking of you at this time. you have our deepest sympathy.

    Jim and Charlotte Kesan

    August 18 at 2:03PM

  • JAMES B BISHOP Doc and I send our deepest sympathy to you, Judy and family.

    August 18 at 11:40AM

  • Karen Schneiderwent . Sending thoughts and prayers to all family. A wonderful man who will be truly missed.

    August 18 at 11:25AM

  • Faye Ambrose Rest in peace uncle Larry. My heart goes out to the rest of the family. Sending hugs and prayers to all

    August 18 at 8:44AM

  • Connie Bradshaw So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    August 18 at 8:22AM

  • Anne Meyers Sorry for your loss. Larry used to work with my husband. Sending prayers.

    August 16 at 6:17PM

  • Janice Para So sorry to hear. My prayers are with you and your family.

    August 16 at 2:57PM

  • Shirley A 6Thomas So sad to hear of the passing of your husband, Larry. My heart goes out to you and family.

    August 16 at 12:20PM

  • Pam Prather My heart goes out to you and your family Judy. May Larry Rest In Peace.

    August 15 at 7:59PM

  • Cal and Betty I'm so sorry to hear of Larry's passing...he was always a great guy...God rest his soul

    August 15 at 3:30PM

  • Shelly Yazell My thoughts and Prayers are with your family

    August 15 at 1:43PM

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