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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