Dale “Reub” Nelson

Dale “Reub” Nelson, age 74, of Baldwin, WI, passed away on December 2, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Reub was born on March 31, 1947 in Rochester, IN to Elton and Elizabeth (Swartz) Nelson. After graduating from Milaca High School in 1965, he was drafted in the United States Army, proudly serving during the Vietnam War from 1966-1968. He was united in marriage to Joann Iverson on July 18, 1970 in Milaca, MN, and together they had two children. Reub worked for over 35 years at Doboy packaging as a packaging and machine assembler, as well as worked side by side with his wife, Joann, in their scrap metal business (Nelson’s Scrap Metals) for over 42 years.

Reub loved traveling with Joann around the country, and dining out with his family and friends. He also was an avid lover of tractors, bobcats, guns (especially his 357) and his puppies, Kassi and Elli. He was a proud member of the New Richmond VFW Post 10818.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joann of Baldwin, WI; children: Kimberly (Jay) Nelson of Minneapolis, MN, and Troy (DeAndre) Nelson of Minneapolis, MN; grandson, Jocelyn “Joss” (Mikayla) Johnson of Minneapolis, MN; brother, Lynn (Darlene) Nelson; sister, Marilyn (Mike) Moyer; brothers-in-law, LeRoy (Gloria) Iverson and Gene (Linda) Iverson; sister-in-law, Pat Iverson; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ardith (Merle) Morrison, and brothers-in-law, Lloyd Iverson and Merrill Iverson.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, 221 Lockwood St., Woodville, WI. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Woodville with a visitation held one hour prior to the service at church. The service will be live-streamed through the church’s Facebook page. Interment at Sunset Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by the New Richmond VFW Post 10818, with taps being played by family friend Colton Sander.


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