Jerry Dean Nelson

Jerry Nelson, 71, of Lawrence, KS was taken from us suddenly February 26, 2021. He is survived by his wife Debbie, his children Ginny (Kenneth) Kimmel, Jerlyn (Mike) Monroe, Jerry (Natalie) Nelson, stepchildren Misty (Kenny) Eaton, Elizabeth (Ernie) Cooper, Jarrett Roeber and many more family members… too many to list but loved just as fiercely.

He was the Proud grandfather to Jessica, James, Justine (Ginny), Abby, Olivia (Jerlyn), Gabrielle, Lucas (Jerry), Ashli, Codilyn, Kevin (Misty), Destri, Darren (Bubba), Zach, Paige, Courtney, Kayla, Kaden (Jarrett), CJ, Makayla, Jayden (Elizabeth).

The Proud great grandfather to Calista, Cliffton (Codilyn), Layla (Kevin).

He left this world to join his dearly loved parents, brother, sisters, friends and his loyal dog Harley (a dog only he could love). His plan from this moment on is to become “a man of leisure” doing what he loved most… camping, fishing, watching Nascar and the Jayhawks with his trusted pet at his side.

For a man who loved racing cars and driving fast, in his younger days in Watertown, SD, he was often spotted around town in a rusty old truck with the window down, elbow out the window, driving too slow (frustrating those who trailed behind) as if he had not a care in the world.

He will be missed.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at Empire Bar & Billiards, from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021.


6 Condolences

  1. Kathy Houchin on March 1, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Dan and I are at a loss for words! Jerry was the BEST kind of Friend! Always willing to help and he ALWAYS had a smile on his face! Debbie, we are sending you MUCH Love and BIG hugs! We are here for you!

  2. Julie on March 2, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Debbie, he was a good man and enjoyed many years with you. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Kate and Gary Boyd on March 3, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and everyone that loved him
    so dearly. Rest In Peace Jerry!

  4. Jennifer on March 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Debbie , misty and Elizabeth I’m so sorry for your lost . Prayer are with you guys .

  5. MP Dwyer on March 5, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Only met him once, but what a lasting impression he made.

  6. Rhonda Parks on May 6, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    I just learened of Jerry’s death. I am saddened by this news and ask for God’s continued healing touch of Grace to all of Jerry’s loved ones.

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