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Gerald L. Nelson

July 18, 1939 December 9, 2018
Gerald L. Nelson
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Obituary for Gerald L. Nelson

Gerald L. “Jerry” Nelson, 79 of Waterloo, died Sunday, Dec. 9 at Covenant Medical Center.

He was born July 18, 1939 in New Hartford, son of Merrill L. and Lena Marie DeJaeger Nelson. He married Carolyn D. “Lynn” Bystricky.

He graduated from Orange High School and served in the U.S. Army.
Jerry was a machinist with John Deere for 30 years, retiring in 1995.

Survived by: wife of Waterloo; a son, Jeremy (Melinda) Nelson of Green Bay, Wisc.; a daughter, Melissa Scarborough of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Lauren, Connor, McKenzie and Drew; three brothers, Paul (LeAnn) of Waterloo, Dale (Mariann) of Holiday Lake and Ronald (Bonnie) of Waterloo; a sister, Barbara Peterson of Waterloo; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: a brother, Donald Nelson and three sisters, Darlene Sells, Marilyn Schuchhardt and Mary Stoelting.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery where Flag Presentation will be conducted by the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Public visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 13 from 4 until 6 p.m. and continue for one hour before services on Friday.

Memorials: to be established at a later date.


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Visitation

Thursday

13

Dec

4:00 PM 12/13/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/13/2018 6:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

14

Dec

11:00 AM 12/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Garden of Memories Cemetery Final Resting Place

3669 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

3669 Logan Avenue Waterloo 50703 Iowa
United States
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