Brady Lee Nelson

ESCANABA – Brady Lee Nelson, 59, of Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Brady was born Dec. 19, 1953, in Manistique, Mich., the son of Harley and Lois (Foye) Nelson. Brady had a heart for people; caring, helpful, compassionate, and honest. He served as a council member with the City of Escanaba, and very active within his community, a substitute teacher, predominately with the Hannahville Schools, a member of Kiwanis and the Toastmasters.

Brady was committed to his family and enjoyed spending time with them always, he was a spirited person during holidays. He enjoyed entertaining loved ones, cooking, sports, playing his guitar, riding his motorcycle, and was an avid Packer fan.

Brady is survived by three sons, Brady Ray (Bethany) Nelson, Linsey Evan (Dayna) Nelson and Paul Joseph Nelson, all of Delta County; three grandchildren, Lilyan, Elaine and Raymond; his mother, Lois Nelson of Manistique, Mich.; his brother, Dean (Dawn) Nelson of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; three sisters, Kim (Larry) Berger of Cedar Lake, Ind., Kelli (Tom) Smith of Manistique, Mich., and Karla (Bill) Roddy of Wausaukee, Wis.; numerous loved nieces and nephews and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, and his grandparents, Leo and Beatrice Foye and Brady and Lillian Nelson Larson.

Brady’s family will receive friends at his home on Saturday, June 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. with services celebrating his life to be held at 11 a.m. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service.

The Nelson family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

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