Thomas A. Nelson
June 15, 1937 - November 18, 2021
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St. John's United Church of Christ
N67W28321 Sussex Road
Merton, WI 53056
Monday 11/29, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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St. John's United Church of Christ
N67W28321 Sussex Road
Merton, WI 53056
Monday 11/29, 7:00 pm
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Interment St. John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery in the village of Merton.

 

Thomas Arthur Nelson passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at the age of 84. He is survived by daughter Christine Dwyer (Robert) and son Joe Nelson (Tracy), 10 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He will also be missed by many other family and friends.   Tom grew up in the village of Merton and…

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Judith Gottlieb left a message on November 29, 2021:
Tom and I worked together at Wis DNR for many years. I was very fond of him, as well as respecting his knowledge about soils, land application, and the best local restaurants in SE Wis. I would visit Tom and Mickey some years to pick red currants. I have missed seeing him and really wish I could have visited Tom and Mickey before they both passed on. My best wishes to Chris and Joe, and all the grandchildren.
Laurie Probst left a message on November 24, 2021:
I am sad to hear of Tom's passing. He was so helpful in the village office when I moved to Merton. He even took the time to show and explain a lot about the history of the village, as well as his own past experiences. It was always nice to visit with him. His service was very appreciated by many, and he will be greatly missed.
Scott and Karen Bednarke left a message on November 23, 2021:
Tom sure will be missed my many. Over the years we used to laugh that we would see him outside almost every day while on our daily walks .We saw him a few weeks ago "walking his dog". We laughed because he was driving the mower to walk his dog. How genius is that? A few weeks before that we ran into him sitting on the concrete Merton bench on Main St. He pointed and showed us where the local bald eagle was perched. He will be missed but we will think of him often.
Peg Mahoney Sauter left a message on November 21, 2021:
Tom was, and still is, a dear friend. He taught me to read when we were children, huddled together over Superman comic books. He opened my mind and heart to listen to the beauty of the world around us, starting with the Merton Mill Pond. His last sharing was about watching an eagle fly over head on its way to the Mill Pond. I pray that he, too, learns to fly, that he soars beyond his dreams. God speed old friend.
Ron Reinowski left a message on November 20, 2021:
The combined loss of Tom and Mickey over the last few months has left an enormous hole in our Village family. Not many municipalities can lay claim to almost a century of combined service from a husband and wife team. Our staff will miss Tom’s expertise, his sense of humor and his knowledge of all things Merton. May you Rest In Peace my friend, my co-worker and my mentor. Ron Reinowski President The Village of Merton
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Genelle Price Missurelli left a message on November 20, 2021:
May Thomas rest in peace. I am sorry for your loss.
Teresa Smith left a message on November 19, 2021:
Thomas was such a kind and thoughtful person. He will be missed so much!
Tim Voeller left a message on November 19, 2021:
I had the pleasure of working with Tom on development matters within the Village of Merton. He was knowledgeable, kind and straightforward - and yes, always had his dog by his side. He will be missed.
Cindy Pfeifer left a message on November 19, 2021:
Tom was a great mentor and fellow Clerk who will be missed by many. His life was dedicated to serving others which he and Mickey did for so long and so well. Now you and Mickey can continue your good work in a new venue up on high! Miss you.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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