Funeral Services will be held on Sunday May 31, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hustisford with Rev. Timothy Bauer officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Clyman. Relatives and friends may gather at the church on Sunday from 12:30 pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Bethany Lutheran Church or the charity of one’s choice are appreciated.
Russell Henry Nehls was born on November 8, 1921 in Watertown, the son of Otto and Leona (Rupprecht) Nehls. He was a 1940 graduate of Hustisford High School. On June 23, 1946 he married Lorraine Brendemuehl at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hustisford. Lorraine preceded him in death on February 24, 1999. Russell farmed all his life on the family farm in the Town of Clyman. He enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing. He loved animals. He was a lifelong member ofBethany Lutheran Church. Russell also had been a member of the Clyman Volunteer Fire department.
Russell is survived by sons Randy (Karen) Nehls of Juneau; Bruce (Lorna Fisher) Nehls of New London, WI; Bryon (Cathy) Nehls of Juneau; daughter-in-law Jane Nehls of Jefferson; special friend Gloria McInturff of Watertown, as well as eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two brothers, Wayne (Jean) Nehls of Juneau; Orville (Lorraine) Nehls of Juneau; two sisters, Delores (Donald) Karel of Horicon; Janice (Ed) Wolfram of Juneau as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife Lorraine; sons, Tommy and Roger; brother, Norman Nehls; sister-in-law, Nina Nehls; sister, Doris Bremer; brother-in-law Darwin Bremer.