George was born on July 25, 1928 in Scandinavia to the late Isaac and Mathilda (Brandt) Nelson. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Peterson on August 14, 1946. She preceded him in death on July 15, 2017. George worked for 22 years at Edison/Simmons in New London and then at Curwood in New London for 23 years. George loved hunting, fishing, Brewers, Green Bay Packers and camping in Fremont. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa.
George is survived by his sons, Larry (Sally), Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Dennis Nelson, Iola; grandchildren, Bryan (Kristen) Nelson, Bradley Nelson, Jason (Sarah) Nelson and Nieka (Tom) Wendt; great-grandchildren, Caroline and Peter Nelson, Ella and Kolton Nelson, Lily, Drew and Thomas Wendt; brother, Emery (Betty) Nelson; sister, Ihla Peterson and sister-in-law, Vivian Losselyong. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. George is preceded in death by his parents, wife, mother and father-in-law; brother, Harry (Jeanette); sister, Mildred (Berton) Malnory; brothers-in-law, Jim Peterson, Lloyd (Irene) Schimke and Don Losselyong and daughters-in-law, Carol Nelson and Lurana Nelson.
The funeral for George will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa. Rev. Walter Steinbach will be officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Little Wolf Cemetery in the Town of Little Wolf. The Cline Hanson Dahlke Funeral Home in Manawa is serving the family. www.clinehansondahlkefuneralhomes.com
The family wishes to thank Bethany Home for their wonderful care and concern of George.