Leslie Nelson
October 8, 1930 - April 28, 2005
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Sunday 5/1, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Tuesday 5/3
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Monday 5/2, 11:00 am

Leslie ‚ÄúLes‚Äù Nelson, age 74, of Appleton, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Cherry Meadows. He was born October 8, 1930, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, the son of the late Naaman and Freda (Trinrud) Nelson. Les married Patricia C. ‚ÄúPat‚Äù Christoph in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, on November 4, 1950. Les was a graduate of…

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Don Moore left a message on April 6, 2009:
It is with great sadness to hear that Les has passed away. In my five years of being an active participant in midget racing, I cannot think of a kinder or friendlier person than Les was. When we would visit Angell Park, Les always made it a point to say hello which always made us feel very welcome. He was a wonderful gentleman. It just will not be the same without Les being around the Prairie. My heart goes out to Greg and his family in this time of loss. God bless his family in this time of need.
Rob Keelan left a message on April 6, 2009:
A candle was lit by Rob Keelan on 2009/04/06
Todd Thelen left a message on April 6, 2009:
I will always remember less as a gentle man that would take time to help others always lending a kind word. I have not seen Les for a few years but I have always thought about him when passing through Appleton or reading about the Badger Midgets. God Bless
Jack Brown left a message on April 6, 2009:
Les: Thanks for making my life richer. Say hi to Dick Ritchie, Vic Ellis and Mike Fell for me. See ya again someday. Jack
Bill Ripp left a message on April 6, 2009:
Les was a special friend , and will be sadly missed by me . I will think of him everytime I walk into Angell Park .
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JIM FISCUS left a message on April 6, 2009:
Sorry to here about your Father's death. I'm sure he will be remembered as one of the nicest persons in our racing association. No doubt the GOOD lord has already found a place for Him. sincerely; Jim Randy & Aaron Fiscus
Dick Kaiser left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Nelson Family, I would like to send my condolances to your family. I also wanted to let you know that Les made me feel very welcome when I started racing Midgets at angel park back in 1991. Every time I saw Les after that, it was always the same- a smile, a hello, a how are you doing. I will never forget his kindness. Dick Kaiser 17K
BOB SCHORFHEIDE left a message on April 6, 2009:
To ALL the Nelsons...We in Broken Arrow were so sad to hear of Les' passing last week. Since we had the pleasure of meeting Les at KC Jenks 15 years ago to getting to spend QUALITY time with Les at the Chili Bowl this year...there a million memories that I will remember forever. GOD BLESS you all. Thanks for letting me feel part of your family. BOB and NANCY SCHORFHEIDE
Laura and John Rosol left a message on April 6, 2009:
We are friends of Linda Bredeson who just loved Les. He was so friendly and fun to talk to. We haven't had a chance to chat with him since Linda's son's wedding, but we always had him in our prayers. Our sincerest condolences to your family. He will be dearly missed and was truly loved.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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