Stoughton- Roy, W. Nelson, Jr. age 78, passed away at his home on Sunday December 9, 2012. He was born in Stoughton on February 20, 1934, the son of Roy W. and Nora (Smestad) Nelson. Roy graduated from Stoughton High School in 1953. While in High School he was a member of the first group of Stoughton Norwegian Dancers, a multi sport athlete and a member of the inaugural Badger Conference Championship football team. Roy was a member of the Army National Guard until his honorable discharge in 1961.On May 6, 1961 he married Jeanette Scheldrup. He graduated from Milwaukee Technical School with a degree in Construction Management. Roy worked for several commercial contractors, then entered a partnership with Gordon Steinhoffer before starting his own concrete business in Stoughton. He finished his career working for his son at DW Nelson. Roy had a passion and extensive knowledge for antique cars and was actively involved in many car clubs. He was a member of the Jaycees and was past president and secretary of the Stoughton Lions. He was an active member of Covenant Lutheran Church, including serving on church council and teaching Sunday school. Roy was involved in many sports, including home talent baseball, bowling, fishing, hunting, and playing cards especially Euchre "according to Hoyle." Roy and Jeanette enjoyed many family vacations and weekend getaways. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and attended many of their events.
Roy is survived by his five children, David (Liz) Nelson, Elizabeth Eugster, Thomas Nelson, Margaret (Roger) Raisbeck and Mary (Mark) Forrer; grandchildren, Erin and Mara Nelson, Joshua, Isaac and Elijah Eugster, Nelson and Sydney Raisbeck and Andrew and Samuel Forrer; brother Howard O. (Betty) Nelson; sister, Donna (Roger) Strandlie; and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette; and sister, Joanne "Tootsie."
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Covenant Lutheran Church,
1525 N. Van Buren Street, Stoughton, with Rev. Mark Petersen officiating. Burial will follow in Lutheran Cemetery South. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon in the church fellowship hall, following the burial. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton, and from 10:00 AM until the time of services Saturday at church.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589