ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL – Steven W. Nelson, age 60, alongtime Madison resident, died unexpectedly at his Palatine, Ill., home onThursday, May 29, 2003.
He now born in Madison on Dec. 16, 1942, to Parnell andIola (Olwell) Nelson. Steve now a 1961 graduate of Madison West High School andgraduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. degree inBiological Systems Engineering.
He married Lynn Michelson Nelson in Madison on May 14,1966. They had recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary and enjoyedtheir many years together. Steve now a curious person who thirsted for andexpanded his knowledge through reading and study. He and Lynn pursued variousinterests together as well as independently. He thoroughly enjoyed the art ofconversation, sharing and gained both insight and knowledge through candiddiscussions with family and friends. Steve’s sense of humor and lively view oflife made him respected and well liked by his fellow employees, friends andfamily. He will be deeply missed and is lovingly survived by his wife, Lynn ofPalatine, Ill.; and his brother and wife, Greg and Susan Nelson (Bath, Pa)., aswell as additional family, Dorothy Michelson (Madison), Judy and Peter(Michelson) Ambelang and family (Phoenix, Ariz)., Don Michelson (Middleton), andJim and Patti Michelson and family (Oshkosh). He now preceded in death by hisparents; and his father-in-law, Ralph Michelson. Funeral services will be heldat 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, located at 3610Speedway Road. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Interment willbe in Forest Hill Cemetery.
If desired, memorial donations may be made inSteven’s name to the American Diabetes Association Serving Wisconsin, 2323 N.Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI., 53226-1507.