Chris David Nelson, 104 Broadway Street, Sheboygan Falls, was born on January 30, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the son of Orall and Jane (Wesley) Nelson, and step-mother, Maryann Nelson. Chris died at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin on April 4, 2013, after a sudden and brief illness. He was a 1969 graduate of Washington High School in Milwaukee, attended Milwaukee Area Technical College, and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Chris was employed for over 20 years at Worth Realty in Milwaukee, and was a member of the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He was also a member of the Viking Gun Club in Valders, Wisconsin.
Chris is survived by his fianceé, Cindy (Nash) Adam of Sheboygan Falls. Chris and Cindy were to be married on August 10, 2013. Other survivors are Cindy's children, Tyler (Heidi) Adam and their children, Kristof and Veronica of St. Charles, Illinois, and Kate Adam (son Austin Martinez) of Sheboygan Falls. Also surviving are Vi Brewer, Cindy's mother of Sheboygan Falls, and Cindy's sister, Lori (Dan) Kanitz of Sheboygan.
He is also survived by his former wife of 27 years, Terry Nelson, Milwaukee, and his sister Joan Harmon (Jim O'Brien) of Las Vegas, Nevada. Chris's children are Kristine Croft of Atlanta, Georgia, Jacque Courton, Nicole (Kyle) Rodefer, William (Noryne Tesky) Merkey, and Dori (Jonathan) Campbell, all of the Milwaukee area. Grandchildren are James and Kaleb Croft, Michael Merkey, Dean and Miranda Rodefer, Elizabeth Merkey, Brent and Brandon Biedenbender, and Kaiden Campbell.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, a brother Neal Nelson, and a son, Robin Smith.
A celebration of Chris's life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Faith United Methodist Church, 633 Detroit Street, Sheboygan Falls, with Pastor Don Drollinger officiating. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. with the service at 11:00 a.m., followed by a luncheon at the church. Interment following cremation will be scheduled at a later date.
To sign the guestbook, send flowers, and/or light a candle in memory of Chris visit, www.ballhornchapels.com