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Gerald Nelis - Departed on May 31, 2018 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Gerald Nelis - Departed on May 31, 2018 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Gerald Nelis

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Jul 09, 1930

Died on May 31, 2018 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Gerald L. Nelis, 87, Green Bay, passed away on Thursday afternoon, May 31, 2018.  He was born on July 9, 1930 in Green Bay to the late John and Josephine (Van Ess) Nelis.  Gerald was a graduate of Green Bay East High School.  He served his country in the United States Army as a Sgt. 1st Class.  Gerald was stationed in Germany and achieved the Army of Occupation Medal and National Defense Service Medal.  On January 31, 1957 he married the former Angela Gilson at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dyckesville.  He worked as an accountant at Olson Trailer and Body for 37 years until his retirement in 1991.  Gerald served on the board of directors of the CW Credit Union for several years.  He enjoyed spending summers at the cottage near Twin Bridge.

He is survived by his children, Debbie (Ron Weber) Herlache, Patty Kruse and Dan Nelis; grandchildren, Jeff (Sarah) Herlache, Jr., Christopher (Nicole) Herlache, Sandra Kruse and Rick Kruse; great grandchildren, Rorie, Ryleigh, Jude, Michael, Michelle, Myah, Kyler and Justin; son-in-law, Jeff Herlache; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Angela; sisters, Marie (Charlie) Delaurelle, Myrtle (Norman) Brokaw and Arlene Nelis.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.  Funeral service 7:00 PM Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Andrew Cribben, O.Praem officiating.  Burial will take place in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice for their care and concern given to Gerald.


Funeral Service: Monday Jun 4, 2018, 7:00 PM at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Visitation: Monday Jun 4, 2018, 4:00-7:00 PM at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Alex Bahrke

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