Murrell W. Nelson

May 5, 1941 ~ October 15, 2020 (age 79)

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Murrell W. Nelson, 79 of Centuria, Wisconsin passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Murrell was born on May 6, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the son of Roy and Vera Nelson.

Murrell graduated from High School in Milltown, Wisconsin in 1959.  He joined the United States Army on May 27, 1960 and was stationed in Germany for most of his military career.  He was a sharp shooter and honorably discharged from the Army on May 10, 1963.  He then made a career on the railroad as a district lineman and worked for Great Northern, Soo Line and then the CP railroads.  He also had his own gunsmith shop in Milltown, Wisconsin.  He married Joanie Reeves on July 12, 1991 in Milltown, Wisconsin.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and dancing.

Murrell leaves to celebrate his memory: his wife, Joanie Nelson, Centuria, WI; sons, Troy (Becky) Nelson, Glenwood City, WI; Erik (Becky) Nelson, Kenosha, WI; grandchildren, Jacob, Samantha, Brittany and Breanne Nelson, great grandson, Anthony Nelson, step children, Wanda Ince Reeves, Brenda Reeves Lambert, step grandchildren, Allyssa (Nate) Reeves Flom, Chazz Ray Reeves, step great grandchildren, Gracie Mae and Weston Flom, brothers, Rodney Nelson and Steven Williamson, sisters, Renee Woodard and  Kay (Terry) Quesnel and other family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Vera and Roy Nelson, step son, Clifford L. Reeves, brothers, Elroy and Gary Nelson.

Services for Murrell will be held at a later date and will be posted.  He will be laid to rest at the Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI.

The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.

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