Bruce Nelson

Bruce R. Nelson

Monday, February 9th, 1953 - Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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Bruce R. Nelson, 67 years of Lake Geneva, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2020 at Mercy Janesville Hospital. Bruce was born on February 9, 1953 to the late Kenneth and Gaynell (Brown) Nelson in Elkhorn, WI. Bruce married his Highschool sweetheart Michelle A. Trotta on April 17, 1973 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Bruce is survived by his wife Michelle, daughters Angela (James Ferro) Nelson and Sabrina (Doug Turner) Nelson, Sister Andrea Nelson, Brothers Kenny and David Nelson and sisters-in-law Collette Trotta and Peggy (John) Fraser. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends and wonderful neighbors. Bruce was a longtime member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and 3rd degree member of Knight of Columbus Council #1647 in Lake Geneva. Bruce was a longtime employee of Morton Salt Co and recently of The Lake Geneva Pie Company. Visitation will be held at the Steinke-Lazarczyk Family Funeral Home on Tuesday July 21st from 4-7pm. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, everyone is asked to be patient and abide to social distancing guidelines. Everyone is welcome, but we are allowing 50 people in the building at any given time. Masks are not required but recommended per CDC guidelines. You are welcome to come inside to offer your support and condolences, but please be mindful of time spent inside so that all mourners can express their sympathy. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Due to restrictions at church of only 50 people in the church for the Mass with maskes required, friends are encouraged to pay their respects to Bruce at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, memorials to Inspired Coffee House in Lake Geneva or St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church appreciated. Steinke-Lazarczyk Family Funeral Home is proudly serving the Nelson Family.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Steinke-Lazarczyk Family Funeral Home
    515 Center Street
    LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
    148 W. Main Street
    LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147
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Posted at 07:45pm
I am so very sorry to learn of Bruce's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him many years ago. More recently I would run into him while he was working at Piggly Wiggly and later The Pie Co. He always had a smile and a kind word and would ask about my husband and Mother. He would always mention his dear wife Michelle and children. My sincere sympathy to them at this very sad time for the profound loss of their husband and Father. Prayers, Sandra Farwell


Posted at 09:39am
Bruces family. sorry for your loss.worked with him at Ringwood.Don&Linda Mecklenburg.

Nancy Schuette

Posted at 08:20am
Gene and I were so sad to hear of your loss. Bruce was such a kind person and loved his family so much. He was very proud and a hard worker.
The Schuette’s

Rodney Petersen

Posted at 01:00am
I had the pleasure of working with Bruce for many years at the Morton/Dow plant. Bruce was a hard worker who would always lend a hand if you needed it. He was a man who just didn't speak ill words about anybody. Bruce was well liked and respected by everyone. He will be greatly missed. My wife Stacey and I send our thoughts and prayers to Bruce's family in this time of great sorrow.

Rod Petersen

Scott S Smith

Posted at 04:08pm
I met Bruce as a member of the Knights of Columbus and worked together with him in the kitchen at St. Francis making breakfast. I have only recently joined the knights and Bruce always made me feel welcome. I will miss his smile and good humor at those Sunday morning breakfasts.
Scott Smith

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