Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Richard W. Nelson
Service: September 17, 2012
Richard W. Nelson
Richard W. Nelson, 76, of Watertown, passed away Sunday morning, September 9, 2012 at the Watertown
Regional Medical Center.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 17th at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Anthony Schultz and the Rev. Gartner officiating.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Monday from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church would be appreciated.
Richard William Nelson was born on May 23, 1936 in Waterloo, son of Harvey and Vera (Copsey) Nelson. He was a 1954 graduate of Johnson Creek High School and served in the United States Navy.
On July 12, 1965, Richard married the former Doreen J. Gerbitz at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. Doreen preceded him in death on August 11, 2012.
Richard and Doreen owned and operated Nelson’s Sweet Corn for over 31 years and grew pumpkins for many years. He farmed all of his life and raised and bred St. Bernard’s.
Survivors include his two children, Ricki (Jacqueline) Nelson of Stanford, CT and Dana Leija of Watertown; his two grandchildren, Jordan Leija and Michael Nelson; a brother, Allan (Erline) Nelson of Ixonia; a sister, Nancy Turnipseed of Watertown; a sister-in-law, Carol Nelson of Watertown, and other relatives and friends.
Richard was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John and a sister, Carol Timm.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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