THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Avis A. Nelson
Issue Date: July 22, 2020
Avis A. Nelson, 88, of Marinette, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center, Bay Area, Marinette.
Born March 8, 1932 in Peshtigo, to Arthur and Ruth Olson, she spent her early life in Peshtigo where she graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1950. She married Arthur G. "Sonny" Nelson of Marinette on June 29, 1951. He served in the United States Navy at Norfolk, Va. where they resided before returning to Marinette and together raised their three daughters.
She devoted her time to being a homemaker and caring for her family. In the 1960's she worked for the local Selective Service Board and later at the Tourist Information office on Stephenson Island.
She enjoyed holding garage sales and traveling around the community attending others. In later years she most loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Avis is survived by three daughters, Amber (Gary) Lynwood, Dawn Nelson and Kelly Polzin; five grandchildren, Tina (Ron) Peterson, Dustin Hafeman, Ashley Polzin, Sean Hafeman and Ryan Polzin; five great-grandchildren, Kasi (Adam) Stankevich, Brookelyn Peterson, Jaxson Conlan, Ava Polzin and Raegan Wilsmann; one great-great-grandson, Nolan Stankevich with two more great-greats on the way and one sister, Adele Wienke.
Her husband, Arthur Nelson, preceded her in death on January 5, 2010.
Due to current public health concerns, no service will be held at this time. Private interment will be made in Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family.