Kenneth “Ken” Nelson

June 28, 1945
February 18, 2022

Kenneth O. Nelson, 76, passed away on February 18, 2022, with his wife and daughter Yvette at his side. He was born in Oconto, WI, to the late Philip and Ester Nelson.  He served 5 years on Active Duty in the Army & was stationed in New Jersey and Italy.  He used to reminisce about touring Europe after he got out of the Army and being able to live in Sweden in the very town his family lived before emigrating to the U.S.

Ken returned to WI & settled in Green Bay where he started both his career at Proctor & Gamble and his family. He had a strong work ethic that he passed along to his kids.

Ken was a man of great intelligence but enjoyed simple pleasures.  He was completely content being surrounded by his family, finding new recipes that he’d change slightly so he could add them to his cookbook, playing Words with Friends every day with “his ladies,” and making the world’s best Old Fashioneds.

Ken was the go-to for friends and family alike.  He was the first person his children called for advice because there wasn’t a problem he couldn’t solve.  Although he was a quiet man, when he spoke, people listened.  Ken will be forever remembered for his huge heart and great sense of humor when he said one of his quips that left people laughing.

Ken was a Christian man and was saved by believing that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose again for his sins. Ken has eternal life. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast”. Also in 2 Corinthians 5:8 Paul says, “We are confident, I say and willing, rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.” Acts 16:31 says, “believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved.” Ken is with the Lord and though we rejoice in knowing that we weep and have great sadness and sorrow that we lost an incredible husband, father, and grandfather.

Ken will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Lynn; daughter, Yvette; sons, Lance (Antoinette) & Chad; daughter, Stacey (Ryan); 7 grandkids, Aaron, Raina, Casey, Nevada, Charlotte, Vivienne, and Ezra and great-grandson, Jameson. He is further survived by his three siblings, Alice (Jim), John (Joyce), Vern (Cheryl) a sister-in-law, Cindee (who he lovingly called Reet), and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Ken is preceded in death by his brother Stan and his wife Meg, his sister Ruth, sister Alva and her husband Jack.

Visitation for Ken will be held at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of Funeral Service at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Arni Jacobson officiating. Full Military Honors will follow. Online condolences may be expressed at