Robert Lee Nelson passed from this life to the next after a long illness complicated by Covid-19 on November 18, 2020. Bob was born on May 16, 1933 to Hazel and Myron Nelson. He met Jean Camp on Valentine's Day (February 14th) 1951 while they were both roller skating at The Curvecrest. After realizing life would be better together, they married on February 4th, 1952. Bob worked for 40 years at SD Warren/Sappi Paper Mill doing many different jobs. He finally got his dream job of being a Carpenter there after some in-company training. His love of carpentry and building set him on the path of creating (with a dog's comfort in mind) and selling dog houses and then Sheds. He also crafted many handmade gifts for his kids and grandkids which are still cherished today. He loved playing cribbage and played competitively, winning 4 - 28 Hands and even 1 - 29 Hand. He loved camping and sitting around the campfire regaling everyone with stories of his life, work, and younger years. In his later years he loved traveling to Florida and spending time with his wife, his best friend Tom Olsen, and his daughter Kathie Olsen. He was a hard worker, a family man and a loving husband.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Jean Nelson; his children, Kathie Olsen, Michael (Terri) Nelson, Lori (Don) Supernaw, Debbie (Craig) Sowa and Julie (Dan) Siuda Jolman; his nephew Lin Nelson and his niece Luanne (Bruce) Bytwerk; his 10 grandchildren: Shannon & Kristi Haines, Jeff (Jill) Nelson, Lisa (Jason) Papes, Derek (Sammie) Antol, Donny Supernaw, Chris (Jamie) Sowa, Matt Sowa, John Siuda, Derek Jolman and 12 great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and John Perry and Myron and Georgie Nelson, his brother Lawrence (Larry) Nelson and his sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Bill White.
Saturday, November 28, 2020, 2:00 PM at Clock Chapel - Muskegon. Internment in Lakeside Cemetery.
Friday, 27th of November, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon. MEMORIAL: St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
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