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Joan Elizabeth Nelson
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Obituary for Joan Elizabeth Nelson

Joan Nelson passed away on Monday January 29th at Beaver Dam Community Hospital at the age of 64, after a year long battle to recover from an automobile accident. Joan was born in Milwaukee on September 22nd 1953 to John and Virginia McNaughton. She spent her early life in Milwaukee and Arlington Heights Illinois. Her family moved to Rhinelander in the early 70’s. Joan graduated from U.W. Madison with a degree in Teaching and spent the next 40 years pouring herself into her students at MHLT grade school. She always had a special place in her heart for the underprivileged kids. Joan married Steve Nelson in 1978 and had 3 children. Ian (Andrea) Nelson of Rhinelander, Dan (Erin) Nelson of Madison, and Elizabeth (Shayan) Bhattacharyya of Edina, MN. Joan was also blessed with a granddaughter Laurel Eloise Nelson. Joan was a member of the Grace Foursquare Church where she loved teaching kids about Jesus Love and serving in the nursery.

Joan is survived by Steve, her children, grandchild, and her sisters, Jean McNaughton of Rhinelander and Kathleen (Patrick) Heffernan of Rolling Meadows, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother John(Debbie) McNaughton of Milwaukee.

Funeral services for Joan will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with visitation from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, all at the Grace Foursquare Church. Pastor Joseph Fehlen will officiate. Interment will be in the Newbold Memorial Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, gifts will be used for a scholarship in Joan’s name. Any such cosiderations may be directed to her family. You may leave your private condolences for the Nelson family atwww.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Nelson family.


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Visitation

Friday

2

Feb

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grace Foursquare Church

4360 Highway 17
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Service

Friday

2

Feb

11:00 AM
Grace Foursquare Church

4360 Highway 17
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Cemetery Details

Location

Newbold Memorial Cemetery

Black Lake Road
Town of Newbold, Wisconsin

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