David A. Nelson of Eagle River died Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Wausau. He was 77. 

He was born April 28, 1943, in Joliet, Ill., to John and Anna Nelson. 

He enjoyed attending Chicago Cubs and White Sox baseball games with family. 

Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his parents; and one son-in-law, Steve Bain.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary (née Coutant); one sister, Dor­othy (John) Bozue of Crest Hill, Ill.; four children, Steve (Anne) of Joliet, Diane (Tom) Badger of Mocksville, N.C., David (Sandy) of Gwinn, Mich., and Heide of Lockport, Ill.; one step-daughter, Rose (the late Steve) Bain of Lockport; and 15 grandchildren.

Private family services were held. 

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.