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Allen Nelson

April 23, 1938 — November 8, 2014

Allen H. Nelson, 76 of Ixonia, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Marquardt Health Center of Watertown.
Allen was born on April 23, 1938 in Watertown, WI - the son of Harvey & Vera (Copsey) Nelson. He married Erline Liermann on August 5, 1961 at St. John's Lutheran Church of Ixonia and the couple raised 5 children. He spent 30+ years employed at Waukesha Engine where "Nelly", as his co-workers affectionately knew him, started his career as a drill press operator, and was "elevated" to overhead crane operator. He later worked as a grinder and water tester. He loved spending time, winning at bingo, going to local casinos, traveling to Las Vegas and reading the Watertown Daily Times.
Allen is survived by: his wife Erline Nelson of Ixonia; Children Debra Nelson of Ixonia, Sally (Joseph) Higgins of Ashippun, Wendy Gross of Ashippun, Randy (Shelly Magsamen) Nelson of Ixonia and Jeff Nelson of Fort Atkinson; 5 Grandchildren Cory Roehl, Rachel (Travis) Layher, Cameron Roehl, Sam Gross, Kyle Nelson; 1 Great-Granddaughter Ella Layher; Sister Nancy Turnipseed of Watertown. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He is preceded by: his parents, 2 brothers and a sister.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Aurora Visiting Nurses for their loving care during Allen's illness.
Memorials to the family or St. John's Lutheran Church of Ixonia would be appreciated.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30AM on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church of Ixonia with Rev. Allen Tetzlaff presiding. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 10:00AM until the time of service. Burial will be at River Road Cemetery.
Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is caring for the family. To place an online condolence, please visit
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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, 10:00am - 11:30am, St. John's Lutheran Church-Ixonia

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, 11:30am, St. John's Lutheran Church-Ixonia

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