John Nels Nelson

John Nels Nelson

IRON RIVER — John Nels Nelson, 67, of Bates Township, passed away on Jan. 28, 2024, at St Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. John was born on Feb. 8, 1956, in Iron River, son of the late Harvey and Arlene Nelson.

John was a graduate of West Iron County High School and the NMU machinist program. He worked locally as a machinist and spent the later part of his career working as a millwright in the south and on the east coast, where he made many wonderful friends.

John was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, trapping and most especially fishing. He was a family man and a friend to everyone he met.

John married Carrie Smith on Jan.18, 1992, and they recently celebrated their 32nd anniversary.

John is survived by his wife, Carrie; daughters, Jenny Nelson, Alex (Ethan) Clock; sons, Mathew and James (Stacy) Nelson; granddaughter, Lilly; sister, Judy (Terry) Girard; brother, Jim Nelson; and many more extended family. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Nelson.

A Celebration of Life will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Bates Township Hall.