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Obituary for Raymond G. Nelson

Raymond G.  Nelson
Calumet, Michigan

Raymond Gerald Nelson, 78, of Calumet, Michigan and resident of Houghton County Medical Care Facility, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

He was born on August 22, 1938, the son of the late Elwood and Mary (Tapani) Nelson.

Raymond worked the majority of his career with the local mining companies. Following his mining career, Ray then went to work for McClain State Park for several years, at D & N Bank, and at Faith Lutheran Church.

He loved spending time in the outdoors. You could always see Ray fishing and hunting, and sitting out in his yard relaxing with a cup of coffee and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He married Rose Marie Balcom on May 28, 1960 in Hancock.

He is preceded in death by his wife Rose, his parents, Elwood and Mary, and 2 brothers, Carl Nelson and Gordy Nelson.

He is survived by his six children:
David (Suzi) Nelson of Texas
Michael (Cathy) Nelson of Texas
Tammy (William) Such of North Dakota
James (Michelle) Nelson of Lake Linden
Julie (Richard) Baccus of Lake Linden
Vicki (Dennis) Gravedoni of Missouri

8 grandchildren: Angela and Brandon Miller, Donovan (Sarah) Burich, Alicia (Jesse) Caron, Andrew Gill, Adam (Clara) Gill, Nicole and Audrey Gravedoni

2 great grandchildren: Kailey Butkovich & McKenna Burich. And Baby Burich & Baby Gill on the way

1 brother: William (Donna) Nelson of Ahmeek

2 Sisters-in-laws: Mary Nelson of Indiana
Sherry (Ken) Nordstrom of Fulton

And several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family wishes to thank the Houghton County Medical Care Facility 3rd floor staff for the care they have given Raymond for the past 4 ½ years. Also they would like to thank Dr. Tom McConnon, Melissa Salani P.A., and Dr. Todd Anderson.
A celebration of life will be held ‪on Saturday, May 13, 2017‬ at the Siskiwit Hall, ‪26070 Pine Street, Calumet, Michigan‬ ‪from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm‬.

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