OBITUARY

LeRoy J. Nelson Sr.

July 5, 1929April 11, 2018
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LeRoy J. Nelson, Sr., 88, of Kersey, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley. He was born July 5, 1929 in Burns, Wyoming to John and Louise (Nenstiel) Nelson.

LeRoy grew up in Wyoming and later farmed in Kimball, Nebraska for Joe Culek for several years. After his discharge from the U.S. Army, he started working as an equipment operator in construction. On September 20, 1964, LeRoy married Ruth Etta Morrelle in Denver. After their marriage, they made their home in Greeley. Ruth died on May 24, 1986. He later married Marilyn Stull. She died on March 18, 2003.

LeRoy enjoyed doing yardwork, gardening, traveling after his retirement, time on his computer and reading on his Kindle. He loved his cats, "Happy" and "Dollar". When he worked in Nebraska, he enjoyed fishing with Joe Culek.

LeRoy is survived by his son, LeRoy J. Nelson, Jr. (Marlene) of Kersey; daughter, Mary Louise Nelson; grandchild, Caroline Medina (Jose) of Parker and great-grandchild, Evangelina Medina of Parker.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • LeRoy J. Nelson, Jr. & Marlene Nelson, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Mary Louise Nelson, Daughter
  • Caroline & Jose Medina, Granddaughter & her husband
  • Evangelina Medina, Great-Granddaughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Lowell Miller, Pallbearer
  • Randy Peterson, Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Brewer, Pallbearer
  • Marc Smith, Pallbearer
  • Rick Beverlin, Pallbearer
  • Jose Medina, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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