Bruce E. “Sarge” Nelson

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Bruce E. “Sarge” Nelson

Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 17 Aug 2013 (aged 61)
Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Cottage Grove, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 116023571 · View Source
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Bruce E. "Sarge" Nelson, age 61, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.

He was born on Dec. 5, 1951, in Madison, the son of Lloyd and Beatrice Nelson. He graduated from Madison East High School in 1970. Bruce was united in marriage to Barbara Miller in April 1970, in Madison. He joined the Army National Guard in 1971, beginning his military career. He retired after 20 years of service in 1991. In 1987, he began working for the City of Madison in the Public Works Department, retiring as the supervisor of Fleet Services in 2013. Bruce was a passionate Harley Davidson motorcycle owner and rider since 1986. He took several cross-country motorcycle trips with family, the highlight being his trips with his grandson, Brady, in 2010 and 2011, following the Mississippi River. He was also an avid photographer and technology enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barb; son, Brian (Debbie) Nelson; grandchildren, Brady Nelson, Bryanna (Brett) Cook, Christopher and Melissa Holmes; great-granddaughter, Alina Bolt; and siblings, Beth Nelson, Brent (Theresa) Nelson and Becki Nelson-Ward. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the funeral home, and again on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Madison.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc. or the UW Hospital Carbone Cancer Center.

Special thanks to the nurses at UW Hospital B6/6, the UW Infusion Center and Dr. Sarah Moore at Dean Oncology, and the UW Oncology and Pain Clinic doctors and staff.

Wisconsin State Journal 8/20/2013

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 116023571
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bruce E. “Sarge” Nelson (5 Dec 1951–17 Aug 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116023571, citing Highland Memory Gardens, Cottage Grove, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47259475) .