Paul Nelson

December 12, 1983
November 9, 2021

Paul Michael Nelson, 37, Seymour, passed away on Tuesday evening, November 9, 2021, after a lengthy illness.  He was born on December 12, 1983, in Milwaukee to Gary and Judy (Neu) Nelson.  Paul graduated from Hartford Union High School with the class of 2002.  He then attended Marian University and obtained degrees in history and sociology.  On April 10, 2017, he married Michelle Copus-Rogge.  Paul had a huge passion for history which made him perfect for what he did for a living, working as a curator at the National Railroad Museum.  He enjoyed spending time with his boys whether it be playing video games or jumping in the truck for an adventure.  Paul liked to go magnet fishing.  Spending time with his family was very important to Paul.  He was a humorous guy and would light up any room when he entered.  He adored his two cats, Kiki and Bella and his puppy, Pepper.  To all who knew Paul, he was the biggest Packers fan and could not be bothered when they were playing.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle; sons, Evan Rogge-McCarthy, Ryder Rogge-Nelson and Jaxzin; father, Gary Nelson; siblings, Connie (Brian) Kempke, Chris (Sharon) Nelson, Ken (Tracy) Nelson, Yvonne (Ron) Gaspardo and Kim Vielbaum; father-in-law, John Rogge; sister-in-law, Kymm (Jonathan) Pfister; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Nelson, brother-in-law, Tony Vielbaum; mother-in-law, Virginia Rogge; and great niece, Ava Lily Nelson

Visitation will be held at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Memorial service 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to healthcare and cardiology teams at Bellin Hospital for their care and compassion.