Joseph R Nelson

June 16th, 1951 to September 22nd, 2016

Joseph Robert Nelson, 65, of Bloomington, Illinois and formerly of Port Huron, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 in his home surrounded by family and friends.

He was born June 16, 1951 in Port Huron to the late Lawrence J. and Jean Mary Nelson Sr. Joe grew up in Port Huron and graduated from Port Huron Catholic High School and Grand Valley State University.

Joe worked in the construction industry in California for over twenty years. He retired from State Farm in Bloomington after twenty years as a construction consultant in the Building and Design Division.

He was passionate about his opinions, talking with his family and many friends, carpentry and design, Coney Islands, building anything and the Lake - always the Lake. Go in peace, Joe Bob.

He is survived by his brothers, Lawrence J. (Joan) Nelson Jr. and J. Michael (Linda) Nelson; sister, Terry A. Krueger; nieces and nephews, Teri Nelson, Chris Nelson, Kim Krueger, John (Mandy) Nelson, Anna Hogan, Kate Nelson, Ryan (Bonnie) Nelson; many cousins; his good friends, Jennifer Wilson, Kim Patterson and many lifelong buddies.

In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Doug (Barb) Nelson; brother-in-law, Dennis Krueger; nephew, Lawrence J. Nelson III; nephew-in-law, Brian Hogan; special cousin, Christine Weiss; and his beloved cat, Pat.

Cremation has taken place. Private family services will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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