Grant  Nelson

Obituary of Grant Waldemar Nelson

Passed away April 11, 2020 at the age of 85. Lifetime resident of Milwaukee Area, graduate of Boys Tech High School and one year at UW-Milwaukee. Enlisted with the Navy during Korean War, stationed on the destroyer, USS Dortch. Continued with the Naval Reserves for 21 years. Product Designer at Allen Bradley/Rockwell for 35 years and gained several patents. Grant ran in 62 marathons and is a founding member of Badgerland Striders. Grant volunteered at Milwaukee Blood Bank, Zablocki VA Hospital, Elmbrook Church and many local and national fun runs.


Grant is survived by his brother, Vernon; nieces and nephews, Donald (Barbara), Julia (Dan), Edith (Robin), William and Richard; great nieces and nephews, Shanti, Abe, Seth, Ludvig and Ida; and a host of relatives and friends. Grant was preceded in death by his parents, Nels and Edith Nelson.

The private burial for Grant will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Wisconsin Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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10:00 am - 10:15 am
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Wisconsin Memorial Park
13235 Capitol Dr.
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
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