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John J. Nelson

October 15, 1948 — October 18, 2016

John J. Nelson

October 18, 2016


John J. Nelson

Peacefully passed away, at the age of 68, in his home in Kemmerer

Wyoming, early morning, October 18, 2016. He was proceeded in

death by his father Gene R. Nelson, his mother Maxine T. Nelson,

his brother Lindsey M. Nelson, his son,Tyman White and his

cousin Micheal Greenwood.

John was survived by his loving wife Lanell Brown of Kemmerer

Wyoming, 2 brothers, Monte G. Nelson (Kathy}- of American

Fork, Utah and David W. Nelson(Rosalie] of Chester, Utah. Also 2

sisters, Cathleen Flatt[ Marvin-deceased} of Orem, Utah and Peggy

McLachlan( Tom) of McKinleyville, CA. He is also survived by his

3 daughters Lucy Jean Nelson of Eagle Mt., Utah, Maria Kouris of

Price ,Utah and Estelle Maxine Nelson of American Fork, Utah, 1

son, Shawn Knudsen of Provo Utah, 3 step sons, Mac Alexander

(Tracy) of Mt. View Wyoming, Clayton and Jason of Kemmerer

Wyoming, several grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

JJ was born October 15, 1948, to Gene and Maxine Nelson, raised

in Pleasant Grove Utah. JJ joined the Army to serve his country in

the Vietnam war. He was awarded The Air Medal in March 1968

and The Bronze Star for heroism in November 1968.

JJ made his home Kemmerer Wyoming in 1982 being the towns

handyman. Towns people still boast about JJ's dozer operating

excellence. He remained Kemmerer to do his beautiful

craftsmanship in the homes and businesses all over town. He loved

to hunt and fish with his buddies. He also was a master chef and

often committed to a cook off with friends.

JJ was a man of truth and honor his whole life. I respected and

admired his brutal honest regardless if I wanted to hear it or not.

Some may say he lacked a little tactfulness, nonetheless he was a

man of integrity, bravery, strength and intelligence.


October 18, 2016

Please join his family to celebrate his life. Services to be held at

the Ball Family Chapel 915 Pine Ave, Kemmerer WY 83101,

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 11 am. Luncheon immediately

following at the Eagles Hall, 806 Klondike St., Kemmerer


JJ requested no flowers please make donations to the VA or The a Wounded Warrior Project in his honor. Thank you!

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