Nelson, Steven W.
Steven W. Nelson, age 60, a longtime Madison resident, died unexpectedly at his Palatine, Ill., home on Thursday, May 29, 2003.

He was born in Madison on Dec. 16, 1942, to Parnell and Iola (Olwell) Nelson. Steve was a 1961 graduate of Madison West High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering.

He married Lynn Michelson Nelson in Madison on May 14, 1966. They had recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary and enjoyed their many years together. Steve was a curious person who thirsted for and expanded his knowledge through reading and study. He and Lynn pursued various interests together as well as independently. He thoroughly enjoyed the art of conversation, sharing and gained both insight and knowledge through candid discussions with family and friends. Steve's sense of humor and lively view of life made him respected and well liked by his fellow employees, friends and family. He will be deeply missed and is lovingly survived by his wife, Lynn of Palatine, Ill.; and his brother and wife, Greg and Susan Nelson (Bath, Pa)., as well as additional family, Dorothy Michelson (Madison), Judy and Peter (Michelson) Ambelang and family (Phoenix, Ariz)., Don Michelson (Middleton), and Jim and Patti Michelson and family (Oshkosh). He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Ralph Michelson. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, located at 3610 Speedway Road. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations may be made in Steven's name to the American Diabetes Association Serving Wisconsin, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI., 53226-1507.


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