Kenneth Marvin Nelson, Roscoe, Illinois was born on June 12, 1931 in Lyons, Wisconsin. He died at 11:28 am Sunday November 16, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents James and Elsa, and his brother Donald. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Brenda, son James (Rebecca), daughter Patricia (Chris) Rozanski, sister Betty (Ken) Chumbley and numerous in-laws. Ken was employed at Lou Bachrodt as a jeep technician for many years. He was a wise and gentle man who enjoyed reading and working with his hands. He could repair anything and built many large and small structures over the years. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his 4 grandchildren Graham, Thomas Kenneth, Sophia and Evelyn. He was so proud to be their grandfather. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Maloney and his special nurse Joyce for their kindness and compassion. We would also like to thank our many friends and family. Most of all we thank Jesus for coming into our home on that beautiful Sunday morning and taking Ken to his most glorious of homes in such a kind and gentle way. A memorial ceremony will be held at 11:00 am Friday November 21, 2014 in McCorkle Funeral Home – Rockton Chapel 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd. Rockton, IL with Reverend Megan Smick of Rockton United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation Rites to be accorded. Final resting place will be Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, WI. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 am until funeral ceremony on Friday.