Raymond E. Nelson

Raymond E. Nelson, age 73, of Kenosha passed away on Sunday, April 11,

2021 at Aurora Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born

on December 29, 1947 in Kenosha to Oscar and Grace (Stauffacher) Nelson.

He was educated at local area schools and graduated from Tremper High

School in 1965. Ray worked for 32 years with the Kenosha Police

Department. He had achieved the rank of detective and retired in 2000. Ray

also worked as an officer with Randall Boat Patrol and was a member of their

boat patrol for 12 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed

fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by, his parents and his brother, Roger Nelson.

Ray is survived by, his longtime companion of 43 years, Marilyn Meldahl

and her son, Aaron Meldahl. He is also survived by his two sons, Ray (Phyllis)

and Rick (Carol) Nelson; his daughter, Rhonda (Bill) Stueber; 10

grandchildren, Mark, Jack and Jace Stueber, Ally, Austin, Avery, Cami,

Raymond III and Rebecca Nelson; three great grandchildren, Eloise and Errett

Smith and Harleigh Ray Kirkland who is due in June; his brother, Loren

(Maria) Nelson and his sister, Carol Hassinger.

In accordance with Ray’s wishes, no services will be held. The family

would like to offer a special thank you to the nurses at Aurora Medical Center

and Hospice for the compassion and kindness they showed to him.

Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations

Stephen P. Casey, Funeral Director

(262) 653-0667 www.CaseyFamilyOpti

Thoughts for Raymond E. Nelson;

  • My deepest sympathy to Marilyn and Ray’s family. Ray was a great man and someone I truly enjoyed working with. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • My condolences to the family May you find comfort in your many wonderful memories and in the loving support of God and family.
    2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  • Richard "BO" Bosanko says:

    Marilyn and Family………on behalf of the Kenosha Fire Department FAMILY, both ACTIVE and RETIRED members, our sincere sympathy to you and to all of Ray’s family on your loss of Ray. We wish you many fond memories of him and the good times that you all shared together. We love you, “Sister”. In sorrow, Richard “Bo” Bosanko-Battalion Chief-Retired
    Kenosha Fire Department

  • Paul K Albert says:

    Very sorry for your loss. I remember seeing Ray walking down 93rd St when he was a teenager. My grandmas house was 4 house east of his parents house on 93rd St. I enjoyed seeing him again in the 1990’s at “Dukes” and having good conversations.

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