Vernon Nelson

Obituary of Vernon Nelson

Nelson, Vernon of Waukesha, WI Passed away on May 26, 2020 at the age of 93. Lifetime resident of the Milwaukee Area, graduate of Riverside East High School and a graduate of UW-Madison as a Chemist. Vernon also received a Chemistry advanced degree from Marquette University, and then worked 10 years in industrial research followed by 22 years in clinical research. Many students at MATC, UW-Oshkosh and several high schools benefitted from his teaching in his retirement years. Vernon ran in 25 marathons, founding member of Badgerland Striders and a Gold Life Master Bridge player. Vernon volunteered at the YMCA, was an advocate for MADD and a West Allis/West Milwaukee School District board member.


Vernon is survived by Joyce, his significant other; children Donald (Barbara), Julia (Dan), Edith (Robin), William and Richard; grandchildren Shanti, Abe, Seth, Ludvig and Ida; step grandchild Christian and a host of relatives and friends. His wife Dolly preceded Vernon in death; parents Nels and Edith Nelson and his brother Grant. The private burial for Vernon will take place on June 3, 2020 at Wisconsin Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Wisconsin Memorial Park
13235 Capitol Dr.
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
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