THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Thomas C. Nelson
Issue Date: September 6, 2017
Thomas Christian Nelson, 68, of Arkdale, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.
Born Oct. 21, 1948 in Marinette, to Howard W. and Margaret (Hansen) Nelson, he graduated from Marinette High School in 1967 and received a bachelors degree from UW-Oshkosh in 1972, then a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Ill. in 1976. He married Nina Mary Schuenke on Nov. 25, 1972, in Springfield.
He faithfully served three congregations over 38 years, Trinity Lutheran in Gary, Ind., United in Christ in Dellwood and St. John's in Quincy. He enjoyed serving the Lord, sailing and time with Nina.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Nelson of Arkdale; an aunt, Mildred (late Erling) Hansen of Marinette; a sister-in-law, Lisa (Jeff) Szalacinski; two brothers-in-law, David (Cristy) Schuenke and Jeff Schuenke; fellow brother in the ministry, Andrew Northrop; loving nieces; nephew and cousins.
His parents preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held at Roseberry's Funeral Home in Friendship on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. until time of the Memorial Services at noon. Pastor Joseph Fricke will officiate with interment in South Arkdale Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.