Jerry Nelson, 71, of Mount Zion passed away Saturday (Jan. 19, 2013) in his home.
Jerry was born May 30, 1941, in Waynesville, the son of Gerald and Ina Wampler Nelson. He retired from Caterpillar as a welder. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his son, Robert Nelson, Mount Zion; daughter, Jackie Hummel, New Jersey; sisters, Shirley (Bill) Langoff, Bloomington; and Rita Heiberg, Bloomington; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jeanette Foreman.
Honoring Jerry’s wishes, cremation will take place at Graceland/Fairlawn Crematory. Service will be private.
The family of Jerry Nelson is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur.