Dennis Robert Nelson

November 17, 1944 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Dennis Nelson Obituary

Nelson, Dennis

Whitmore Lake, MI

His Legacy… Dennis Robert Nelson, 79, passed away January 30, 2024.  He was born on November 17, 1944, in Ann Arbor, Michigan to George Nelson and Evelyn (Bonham) Nelson. Dennis married the love of his life, Judy (Howard) Nelson, in September 1986, in Toledo, Ohio. Dennis was a long time resident of Whitmore Lake and enjoyed living there. He loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing. Dennis went hunting every season with his family, a trip they liked to call “deer camp”. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Arizona, New England, and going on an Alaskan cruise. Dennis once took a family trip out west in an RV and found out that as much as he loved to travel, he did not like RVing. He was loveable and sarcastic and had a big sweet tooth. Family always came first to Dennis and he enjoyed spending time with them. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

His Family… Dennis will be missed by his children, Dennis (Debbie) Nelson, Angie Stiel, Jody Kuehne, Jimmy Symons; sister, Mary Anna Grover; grandchildren, Daniel, Derek, Joshua, Jake, Sarah, Drew (Cherokee); great grandchildren, Wyatt, Lucca; 1st wife and dear friend, Hope Bowling; sister-in-law, Bunny Nelson; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Judy Nelson; parents, George and Evelyn Nelson; sister, Nadeen (Jack) Turnblom; brother, George Nelson; brother-in-law, Marv Grover; son-in-laws, Scott Stiel, and Kurt Kuehne.

His Farewell… Dennis’s family and friends will gather Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 3PM-7PM, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Lung Association or Diabetes Foundation. Please leave a message of comfort for Dennis’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
February 7, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

February 8, 2024

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Washtenong Memorial Park
3771 Whitmore Lake Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


American Diabetes Association
Arlington County VA
Tel: 1-800-342-2383

American Lung Association


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