Obit: Nelson, Dennis #2 (1948 – 2009)
Contact: Dolores

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

----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) March 4, 2009

Nelson, Dennis L. “Denny” (4 December 1948 – 2 March 2009)

Dennis L. “Denny” Nelson, 60, of Black River Falls died March 2, 2009, in Franciscan Skemp Healthcare Medical Center, 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, TX, and Sara Nelson of West Salem; a son, Derek Nelson of Black River Falls; two grandchildren, Alex and Lucy Chrest of Fort Worth , TX; a sister, Debbie (Ray) Ferguson of La Crosse; two brothers, Dale (Ann) Nelson of Fairfield, CA, and Dean Nelson of Anchorage, AK; 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 by an infant daughter Jana Lynn Nelson.

Friends and family are invited for visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls.

Burial will be at a later date at Sullivan Cemetery, rural Black River Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Online condolences are available at

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