2013-05-16 / Obituaries

Harley H. Nelson


Harley H. Nelson Harley H. Nelson MANISTIQUE – Harley H. Nelson, 87, of Delta Avenue, Manistique, Mich., passed away early Saturday morning, May 11, 2013, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility.

Harley was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Niagara, Wis., the son of Brady and Lilly

Sjoberg) Nelson. He attended Manistique Public Schools and later, proudly served our country during WWII, in the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific.

On May 9, 1953, Harley married the former Lois Foye in Manistique. He worked for many years for Manistique Tool and also worked for the Jewel Tea Company as a driver. Harley further worked as a bartender, gas station attendant and painted houses, always keeping himself busy.

He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique, a lifetime member of Schoolcraft County V.F.W. Post No. 4420 of Manistique and Manistique Elks Lodge No. 632. Above all, his greatest love was his family.

Harley is survived by his wife; Lois Nelson of Manistique; his five children; Brady L. Nelson of Escanaba, Mich., Kim (Larry) Berger of Cedar Lake, Ind., Dean (Dawn) Nelson of Brooklyn Center, Minn., Kelli (Tom) Smith of Manistique, and Karla (Bill) Roddy of Wausaukee, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Brady R., Linsey and Paul Nelson, Cory Berger, Erin Nelson, Travis, Trent and Todd Smith, and Bill, Bryan and Katelyn Roddy; seven greatgrandchildren, Lillyan, Elaine, Raymond, Natalie, Nicholas, Erick and Logan. He is further survived by his sister; Geraldine Hugo.

In addition to his parents, Harley is preceded in death by his step-father, Henry Larson; sister, Lois Ramsden; and brothers, Gilbert and Wally Nelson and Gerald Larson.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17, at Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique. The Schoolcraft County Veterans will present military honors.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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