Gerald Nelson

Gerald Nelson

Gerald R. “John” Nelson age 88 of Spring Green passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

He was born on July 14, 1929 in Dodgeville the son of Henry and Ethel (Love) Nelson. He was married to the former Caryl Ederer on September 23, 1967 and they celebrated 50 years together last September. Gerald loved to farm and made farming his life long career. Survivors include his wife, Caryl Nelson of Spring Green, a daughter, Paulette (Dale) Smith of Spring Green, 3 grandchildren, Brittany Smith and Danny Walsh of Prairie du Sac, Dale “D.J.” Smith of Spring Green, Matt McGraw of Spring Green, a great grandson, Jaxson Meyer, 2 sisters, a sister-in-law, many niece’s, nephew’s other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 5 sisters, and a special niece. Per Gerald’s request no formal services will be held.

A private family burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Spring Green at a later date.

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The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.