Gary A. Nelson, age 63, of Plymouth, WI, passed away on Friday, (Jan. 12, 2018) at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton due to an extended illness.

He was born on July 1, 1954 in New Ulm, MN, a son of Delores (Kedding) Nelson and the late Donald Nelson.

Gary graduated from Hamilton High School in Milwaukee in 1972.

On December 26, 2000 he married Joyce Schladweiler at Jackson Park Church in Milwaukee.

Gary was a proud Teamster of Local 200 who worked at YRC Freight (formerly known as Roadway Express) for 35 years.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, and spending time with family.

Survivors include: His loving wife: Joyce; Five children: Gar (Mara) Nelson, Gabe (Gina) Nelson, Russ Nelson, Andrea (Bob) Wright and Jake (Kati) Nelson; Seven Grandchildren; Three Step Children: Jeremy (Sarah) Lawrenz, Christopher (Ashleigh) Lawrenz, Brian (Megan) Lawrenz; 13 Step Grandchildren; One Brother: Steve Nelson and One Sister: Connie (Ed) Przyczkowski.

Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father: Donald and his Grandparents.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday (January 18, 2018) at 5:30 P.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Rev. Casey Sugden, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Plymouth will officiate.

Visitation will be held at Suchon Funeral Home on Thursday (Jan. 18) from 4:00 P.M. until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in Gary’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, Please visit

Special thanks to the staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Aurora Memorial Hospital in Sheboygan, Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility, the Atrium in Plymouth, Aurora at Home Care, Sheboygan Health Services, and DaVita Dialysis Center for all your care and compassion given to Gary. Also special thanks to all our neighbors, family and friends for all your love and support.

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