Brother Nels Deloria
WAUWATOSA, Wisc. - Brother Nels Deloria, 72, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at St. Camillus Health Center in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Brother Nels was born Nov. 30, 1941, to Dorothy and Gerard “Duke” Deloria. He was a nurse by profession for a number of years before joining the Ministers of the Sick in Milwaukee, Wis. He made his first profession of vows on Aug. 29, 1976 and his final profession on Sept. 28, 1980. He worked for a short time at what was Lakeview Hospital (now Wisconsin Heart Hospital) and later at St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville, Mass.
He spent most of his religious life as a nurse on St. Camillus Campus and was also involved in caring for individuals with Aids.
Brother Nels served a number of years as a member on the various St. Camillus boards as well as Director of Mission Awareness at St. Camillus Campus. He served over the years as Assistant Vocation Director and Formation Director. For a number of terms, he was a member of the Provincial Council for the Order of St. Camillus.
Brother Nels was well-liked and appreciated by all who knew him. His smile was contagious as a jovial and friendly religious Brother.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Brother Nels was survived by his brother, Ron; and two sisters, Charlotte Scheuren and Patty DesJardian
We believe that God will welcome him home with the words “Come blessed of my Father for I was sick and you visited me.”
He will be missed at St. Carmillus Campus and in Milwaukee.
Visitation was from 9-11 a.m. followed by Mass at 11 a.m., on April 15, in the Camillian Room at San Camillo located at 10200 W. Bluemound Road.
Burial followed at Religious Community’s Cemetery in Durward’s Glen, Wis.