Obit: Nelson, Dennis L. (1948 2009)
Contact: Stan

Surnames: Nelson, Larson, Fisher, McNulty, Chrest, Ferguson, Alford, Jessop

----Source: La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis.) Wednesday March 4, 2009

Nelson, Dennis L. (4 Dec. 1948 2 Mar. 2009)

Dennis "Denny" L. Nelson

Black River Falls

Dennis "Denny" L. Nelson, 60, of Black River Falls died Monday, March 2, 2009, at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse.

Denny was born Dec 4, 1948, in Black River Falls to Donald and Dolores "Toots" (Larson) Nelson. He was a lifelong resident of the Black River Falls area.

He married Rebecca "Becky" McNulty in 1973, and they were later divorced. He was also married to Brenda Fisher, and they also became divorced.

Denny had various jobs throughout his life, from painting to roofing. He was truly a "jack of all trades."

He was the type of man who grabbed life by the hand and enjoyed it. He was always having fun no matter what he was doing. He was a "free spirit" to all who knew him.

Denny loved to deer hunt and fish. He enjoyed telling hilarious stories of his many adventures! He also loved to read books and could whip any of us at cribbage and euchre.

Survivors include two daughters, Keely (Benjamin) Chrest of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sara Nelson of West Salem; a son, Derek Nelson of Black River Falls; two grandchildren, Alex and Lucy Chrest of Fort Worth; a sister, Debbie (Ray) Ferguson of La Crosse; two brothers, Dale (Ann) Nelson of Fairfield, Calif., and Dean Nelson of Anchorage, Alaska; his other brother, Tom Alford of Holmen; a very special friend, Jan Jessop of Black River Falls; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Don and "Toots" Nelson; and an infant daughter, Jana Lynn Nelson.

Friends and family are invited for visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls. Burial will be at a later date at Sullivan Cemetery in rural Black River Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

"If fears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk up to heaven and bring you home again. We love you! We'll miss you!"



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