Jan R. Nelson, age 74 of York, NE, died Friday, November 11, 2016 at York. He was born January 9, 1942 in Ong, NE to Clayton and Helen (Johnson) Nelson. He was married to Joyce Samson and three children, Jay, Jill and Jackie, were born to the union. Jan was self-employed in the rental property business. He helped with Meals on Wheels and also enjoyed attending events at the Senior Center and The Warehouse. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
Jan is survived by his three children, Jay Nelson of Bradshaw, NE, Jill (Randy) Shaw of Crete, NE, and Jackie (Clay) Bittinger of Henderson, NE; one grandson, Tyler (Katy) Shaw, of Pleasant Dale, NE, with his great-grandchild expected soon; five granddaughters, Taryn, and Tristan Shaw of Crete, and Tori, of Utica, NE, Jordan, and Ashley Bittinger of Henderson. Also surviving is one brother, Dean Nelson of Davenport, NE; two sisters, Diane (Don) Killman of Beatrice, NE, and Sheila (Dennis) Witfoth of Lincoln, NE; several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday November 17, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, Davenport, NE, with the Reverend Kristin Vanstee officiating. Interment will be in the Ong Public Cemetery, Ong, NE following services at the church. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday November 16, 2016 at Metz Mortuary in York, NE with the family greeting friends between 6:00 -8:00 that evening. Memorials may be directed to the Senior Center in York.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.