Lynn F. Nelson, 89, Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at UP Health System – Marquette.
He was born on May 1, 1927 in Escanaba, son of Hans and Florence (Vincent) Hans. At the age of five, his family moved to Powers to farm. He graduated from school in Powers.
Lynn served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1949.
On January 23, 1953, Lynn married the former Theresa J. Beaudry at St. Patrick’s Church in Escanaba.
He was employed with Gafner/Velmet as their parts manager from 1966 until his retirement in 1989.
Lynn was a family man. He was an active person who always enjoyed putzing and staying busy, whether it was with his woodworking or a side job. Following his retirement, Lynn and Theresa always looked forward to their afternoon rides.
He was a member of St. Anne’s Church and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.
Among survivors include his wife, Theresa of Escanaba; children, Kim (Gary) Luokkanen of Virginia Beach, VA and Eric Nelson of Escanaba; grandchildren, Aaron and Danielle Luokkanen and Desiree Nelson; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine Nelson and brother, LeRoy Nelson.
Visitation will be on Monday, August 29th from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Delta County Veterans Council will have military rites at 11 a.m. The Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary at 11:45 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kidney Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family.