Jeffrey T. Nelson

Jeffrey “MacGyver” T. Nelson, 66, of Campbellsport passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the Susan S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, following a brief battle with cancer.  He was born in Milwaukee, the son of Robert C. and Jeanette M. (nee Wilson) Nelson. Jeff proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1980. On July 18, 1987, he married Bette J. Conaway in McCarty Park, West Allis.

Jeff was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather. He was also a man of many talents. If you had a question about computers, 3D printers or any other electronic he was your go-to guy. He was our MacGyver. He enjoyed learning about aviation, robotics and other technology. Jeff was the family’s IT man. In the past he worked for Marquette Electronics and was most recently a Senior Electronic Technician for Precision Metrology.

Family left to cherish his memory include his wife Bette, children Danielle Mader (Shawn) and Christopher Nelson, grandchildren Jake, Ryan, Olivia and Ben Mader, siblings Linda Gayhart, Kevin Nelson, Rob (Sue) Nelson, Eric (Marylu) Nelson and Kurt (April) Nelson. Brother-in-Laws Barton (Mary) Conaway and Brian (Mary) Conaway, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, beloved daughter Rebbeca Marie, brother-in-law Terry Womack, sister-in-law Barb Womack, niece Nicole Asselin and sister-in-law Debbie Nelson.

A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at a later date.

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