Gerald A. "Jerry" Nelson, 63, a lifelong resident of Fostoria, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Toledo Hospital.
He was born Jan. 9, 1949, in Toledo, to the late Clifford A. and Lillian L. (Lloyd) Nelson. He married Joan E. Stokes April 16, 1977, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are four children, Amy (Charles) Lee of Hartsville, S.C., Sonja (Marcus) Droll of Sylvania, Brett A. Nelson of Lakewood and Randall W. Nelson of Toledo; three grandsons; a granddaughter; a sister, Jane Goatley of Fostoria; and mother-in-law, Marie Stokes of Fostoria.
Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Hoening Funeral Home, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian wake service is to take place at 3:45 p.m.
His Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where a rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery, Fostoria.
Memorials are suggested to the Oncology Department of Fostoria Community Hospital, Cancer Patient Services of Hancock County or St. Wendelin Church.