Maynard C. Nelson, 84, Marshfield, passed away with his loving family by his side on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Christ Lutheran Church, N5743 Maple St., Chili, with Rev. Dan Schoessow officiating. Friends and family are invited to gather on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. Maynard will be laid to rest in West Spencer Cemetery in the town of Sherman.
Maynard was born on Nov. 23, 1934, in Garden Valley, the son of Mahl and Clara (nee Fagernes) Nelson. He attended and graduated from Altoona High School. On Dec. 10, 1955, he was united in marriage to Barbara Kuehni in Milwaukee. He worked as a farm hand in Waukesha. He then changed careers as a door-to-door milk sales and delivery man for Borden’s in Milwaukee for 18 years before relocating to Spencer where he owned and operated a dairy farm until 1991. He then took a job at Land O’ Lakes in Spencer until retirement in 1999. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chili. He enjoyed woodworking and could “fix anything that was ever broke.” He loved to go fishing, roller skating, ice skating and even polka dancing. He also enjoyed working on the farm and on the house.
Maynard will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Barbara, of Marshfield; his children: Craig Nelson of Olympia Island, Wash., Cynthia (William) Kieper of Madison, Chris Nelson of St. Cloud, Minn., Carol (Jim) Maki of Curtiss, and Chad (Erika) Nelson of Madison; his 13 grandchildren; his six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mahl and Clara; four daughters: Lori, Anne, Diane, and Catherine; three grandchildren: Robby, Ariel and Nicole; his brother, Orlyn Nelson; his sister, Vida Stillman; and his brother-in-law, Ralph Stillman.
Maynard’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share condolences.