Linden W. Nelson

Photo by Debbie Rose
Photo by Debbie Rose

(November 12, 1916 - January 16, 2015)


The Lusk Herald
January 21, 2015



Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Linden W. Nelson, 98, will held at 9am Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Saint Rose Catholic Church with Father Ray Moss officiating. Burial will follow in the Lusk Cemetery in Lusk, Wyoming. Linden died January 16, 2015 at Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyoming. A Rosary/Wake service will be held at 8:30am prior to the mass. Memorials may be made to Saint Rose Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday from 3pm to 5pm at the funeral home and the casket will be open at the rosary. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Linden was born November 12, 1916 in Lance Creek, Wyoming the son of Andrew and Emma (Hinrichsen) Nelson. He grew up near Lance Creek and attended school at Bill's Creek School. He worked on the family farm/ranch. He married Anna Gaukel on February 4, 1939 in Keeline, Wyoming. In 1942 the couple moved to the Gateway Camp in Lance Creek where he was employed by the Argo Oil Company for three and a half years. Linden then worked for A.B. Cobb for another three and a half years. In 1949 he went to work at Ohio Oil Company which later became Marathon Oil and continued to work there until his retirement in January of 1980. They moved to Torrington, Wyoming and resided there.

Linden was a member of the Saint Rose Catholic Church and enjoyed woodworking.

Linden is survived by his wife Anna of Torrington, Wyoming; four sons Royce (Carolyn) Nelson of Torrington, Duane (Bonnie) Nelson of Ft. Laramie, Wyoming, Monte (Pat) Nelson of Bend, Oregon, and Barry (Rhonda) Nelson of Thermopolis, Wyoming; a daughter Nadine (Russ) Kilmer of Torrington; two sisters Violet Kurtz of Denver, Colorado and Ramona Wroblewski of New Jersey; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son Ronnie; one daughter Tamara four brothers; and five sisters.




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