Stanley C. Nelson, 85, of Osseo, passed away due to sudden illness early Friday evening June 18, 2021, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.
Stanley Clifford Nelson was born May 8, 1936, in Osseo. He was raised with his brother and sister in the Kings Valley area of rural Osseo. He was baptized and confirmed at Kings Valley Lutheran Church and graduated from Lincoln Hills High School on May 20, 1954. Following his graduation he enlisted in the United States Army and served most of his 2 year term in Germany. After his honorable discharge Stan returned to Osseo and was united in marriage to Dorothy Balliett of Augusta. The couple were married on March 26, 1960, at Grace Lutheran Church in Augusta. Stan and Dorothy began their life together on Augusta until moving to their present home in Osseo in 1965 . Stan worked for Hagen Decorators of Eau Claire as a commercial and industrial professional painter until retiring in 1998.
When not painting he enjoyed working on his hobby farm south of Osseo. Much of his time on the farm was spent working on the Minneapolis Moline tractors that he collected. He and Dorothy spent countless hours attending auctions, mostly looking for tractor parts. He loved to tinker and could fix almost anything, not just tractors. Stan and Dorothy were avid sports fans and were faithful followers of the Osseo-Fairchild teams, the Brewers, Badgers and Packers. Together they loved going out to eat where they would run into family and friends, and most recently one of their favorite places to go was Osseo Family Restaurant.
Stan will be dearly missed by Dorothy, his loving wife of 61 years; son Jeff (Dina) Nelson of Appleton; daughter Patricia Meyers of Rice Lake; 5 grandchildren, Austin, Courtney, Shane and Jeremy Nelson, and Justin Meyers; brother Harold Nelson of Osseo; sister Gladys Wuesteneck of Eau Claire; sister-in-law Barbara Balliett of Augusta; nephews Ronald (Barb) Nelson, Perry Nelson, Mitch (Leann) Balliett, Marsh Balliett and Ray Luedtke.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Oluf and Inga; father and mother-in-law, Orville and Grace Balliett; brothers-in-law, Carl Wuesteneck and David Balliett.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. at Osseo Evangelical Lutheran Church where funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Stan was a member of the Osseo American Legion and their members will be conducting military honors at the church following the funeral service.
The family is assisted by the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com