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Jerome Lawrance Nelson

September 12, 1960 May 11, 2018
Jerome Lawrance Nelson
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Obituary for Jerome Lawrance Nelson

Jerome “J.L.” Lawrance Nelson Jr. passed away on May 11, in Ames. J.L. was a loving man and a pillar of strength to those who needed him, continually shown through his fight against cancer over this past year. A Memorial picnic will be held at 4:30 pm Saturday, May 19th at Emma McCarthy Lee Park in Ames. The family invites all who knew him to attend.
J.L. was born September 12, 1960 to Jerome and Bonnie (McDaniel) Nelson in Seattle, WA. He attended school in Ames and graduated from Ames High School in 1978. He was an avid Broncos, Cubs and ISU fan. He loved his family and was head over heels in love with his wife Ann of 36 years.
J.L. is survived by his wife, Ann Nelson of Ames; two sons, Andrew (Sarah) Nelson of St Paul, Minn. and Jess Nelson of Ames; one granddaughter due in September; two brothers, Eric (Leslie Kessler) Nelson of Seattle, WA, Kurt (Teisha Hartle) Nelson of Des Moines, one sister, Liann Nelson of Ocean Shores, Wash., two nieces, Molly (Josh) Brougham, Katherine Simmons and one nephew, Colin (Enelin) Simmons.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Benjamin Nelson.
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4:30 PM 5/19/2018 4:30:00 PM
Emma McCartyhy Lee Park

3200 McCarthy Lee Rd.
Ames, Iowa 50014

Emma McCartyhy Lee Park
3200 McCarthy Lee Rd. Ames 50014 Iowa
United States

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