Walter Edmund Nelson

CORNELL – Walter Edmund Nelson, 74, of 10813 South River Lane, Cornell, Mich., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his home in Cornell surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1938, in Escanaba, Mich., and was the son of Leif and Lena Nelson Sr. Walter was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the V.F.W. and the Amvets. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He married the former Diane Lynn Cayer on Dec. 13, 1980, in Cornell, Wally was employed for 35 years at Mead Paper Company in the maintenance department as a roll grinder until his retirement in 1997.

Walter Edmund Nelson is survived by: wife, Diane; daughter, Diana Moyle of Cornell; son, Daniel Nelson of Cornell; three grandchildren, Melissa Frievalt, Laura Moran and Jordan Nelson; great-granddaughter, Elaina Bertolini; brother-in-laws, Gordon (Sharyl) Cayer of Rock, Richard (Nancy) Cayer of Escanaba, Gary Cayer of Washington; sister-in-laws, Alice Nelson of Escanaba, Pat Nelson of Escanaba, Vivian Koval of California, Sharon (Kenneth) Lanaville of Bark River, Judy (Jim) Ranta of Rock, Sheila (Fred) Broschart of Niagara, Wis.; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Leif Jr. and Alf Nelson; nephew, Allan Nelson; and mother-in-law, Lillian Cayer.

Delta County veterans services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Nelson family home in Cornell with funeral services to follow led by Mike Lippesto. A reception will be held immediately following the services at the Nelson family home in Cornell. The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at