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Wendell Nelson

August 17, 1965 — November 28, 2022

Overland Park

Wendell Dean Nelson was born August 17th, 1965, as the fifth son to Jerome and Catherene Nelson in Omaha, Nebraska and lived the majority of his life in Yutan, Nebraska. He graduated from Yutan High School in 1983. After which, he enlisted into the United States Army. During his time in the Army, he served as active duty at Fort Stewart, Georgia and Darmstadt, West Germany. After leaving active duty, he remained as a reservist up until his car accident in November 1998. Wendell loved the Army and the Army loved him, being awarded two Army Commendation Medals and seven Army Achievement Medals just to list a few.

Wendell married his wife Lisa on June 25th, 1983, in Omaha. Wendell and Lisa enjoyed 39 long, loving years of marriage. They welcomed Bradly in 1986 while stationed in Germany. Kyle came along in May 1991 and their youngest Jacob in September 1992. Wendell was a family man through and through. He lived each day to his fullest capacity for his boys. If his boys were in trouble, there wasn’t an obstacle that could get in his way to make sure his boys were ok.

Wendell was preceded in death by his father Jerome and mother Catherene,

Wendell is survived by his wife Lisa, sons Bradly (Overland Park, KS), Kyle and wife Cyanne and granddaughter Elise (Omaha, NE), Jacob and wife Cassie (Shawnee, KS)

Brothers and sisters-in-laws; Rich and Susanne (Rogers, AR), Terry and Lynette (Yutan, NE), Randy and Denise (Omaha, NE), and Mark and Suzanne (Yutan, NE) and many nieces and nephews.

Sisters and brother-in-laws; Lori and Tom Wenzl (Springfield, NE), Lana and Fred Dudzinski (Olathe, KS), Bruce and Merilee Wright (Synder, NE), and Brett and Joy Wright (Windom, MN) and many nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life Service with Reception to Follow

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Johnson County Funeral Chapel

11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210

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