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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Perry Nelson

Perry Benjamin Nelson

Sunday, May 3rd, 1959 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Perry B. Nelson, 60, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, January 12, 2020. A Celebration of Life service will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the funeral home. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 – 7 p.m.

Perry Benjamin Nelson was born on May 3, 1959 in Spencer, Iowa, the son of Ben and Anna Mae (Whalen) Nelson. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School and later attended college at Iowa State University in Ames. After college, he began his lifelong career as an electrician. He first worked in California and then moved to Phoenix, Arizona.

In 2003, Perry moved to Iowa. He met Laura Rohmiller and they were married on June 4, 2005. He continued working as an electrician and helped to wire some large projects in the area. Perry took a position at NorAm in Le Mars in 2016 where he was currently working.

In his free time, Perry liked to play the keyboards and was an avid movie fan. He also enjoyed bike riding and thoroughly enjoyed his ice cream.

Grateful to have shared his life is his wife, Laura Nelson of Le Mars, IA; a son, Shaune Nelson; stepdaughters and their husbands, Kelli and Greg Meister of Le Mars, IA and Kim and Adam Harth of Merrill, IA; a step-brother and his wife, Rodney and Janet Reinholdt of Le Claire, IA; sisters-in-law and their husbands, Christy and Marty Weed of Le Mars, IA, Susan and James Plueger of Le Mars, IA and Julie and Russell Schoenherr of Sioux City, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a stepdaughter, Katie Rohmiller.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    The family will be present to greet friends from 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Service

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 7:00pm
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Linda Larson

Posted at 06:34pm
Sweet and wonderful memories of my dear cousin Perry. We spent a lot of time in our younger years...and later on in Arizona/ We were all close.......My thoughts and prayers to all of you....Cousin Linda (Blighton) Larson

Sandra Whalen

Posted at 01:43pm
I will always remember time well spent with Perry. When he was ten he lived with our family in Dickens, Iowa for a couple of years. He was always full of so much energy and always the entertainer. He especially loved to sing hymns and I remember him singing for all of us to hear. Rest in Peace Perry. The Whalen family loves you and will always remember. Cousin, Sandra Whalen.

Molly Sonius

Posted at 08:13pm
Perry was a cousin that lived with my family for some time. We had a lot of fun together. Will always remember the special times we shared together. He always loved to hunt and be outside. I can recall many happy times we spent at Grandma Maggie's playing board games. I was saddened when I read of his passing. My family will always have a special love in our hearts for him.

Mary Schipper

Posted at 05:21pm
Laura, so sorry for your loss! I always enjoyed sitting at the picnic table and visiting with Perry when I lived at the apartments in Le Mars. He was such a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

loren pageler

Posted at 02:58pm
sorry to hear about your loss knew perry since high school

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