Irene Jeannette Nelson


Irene J. Nelson, age 92 of Ashland, formerly of Iron River and Mason, died peacefully on July 29, 2019 at Birch Haven Senior Living in Ashland. She was born on July 7, 1927 in Poplar, Wisconsin, to Edwin A. and Gilma Theresa (Barsness) Nutt.

Irene graduated from high school at the age of 16, and moved to Chicago to work. There she met Jack Nelson, whom she married on May 10, 1947 at the Moland Church in Mason, this union was blessed with eight children. Irene and Jack owned and operated Jack’s Clover Farm store in Mason and the Standard Oil agency.

In 1986 they moved to Iron River where they continued their involvement in community service, thru the Lions Club, Snowmobile Club and Our Savior Lutheran Church. She was an avid bowler, water skier, snowmobiler, hunter and crocheter.

Preceded in death by her husband Ernest “Jack” Nelson, her parents Edwin A. and Gilma Theresa Nutt, son-in-laws: Dick DeBriyn, Bob Soik, Skip Tenpas; brother Ernie, sister Evelyn.

Survived by children: Linda (Duane) Lindahl, Lexie (Tom) Tenhagen, Jackie (Larry) Jacobsen, Jill Soik, Alice DeBriyn, Ernie (Brenda) Nelson, Patsy (Don) Kontny, Mark (Lisa) Nelson; eighteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, sister-in-law Gladys Dickrell, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, August 2, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 311 13th Street West, Ashland, WI. Officiating Pastor Terrance Stratton, visitation 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday, 1 hour prior to service at the church. Interment 2:00 PM at the Mason Cemetery following the luncheon at the church. To view this obituary online, sign the guest book or express online condolences, visit us at www.bratleyfamilyfuneral