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Rex Arthur Nelson

KSAL StaffOctober 21, 2021

Rex Arthur Nelson, 58, of Brookville, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  He was born September 20, 1963, in Salina, to Loring and Rosemary (Gronewaller) Nelson.  In his middle school years, he was a foreign exchange student in Japan.  He married Delisa E. Edgerton on June 15, 1991 at St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church.  He worked for the City of Salina for many years as well as Phillips Lighting.  He was currently employed at Tony’s Pizza.  In his spare time, his hobbies included collecting all sorts of tractors, engine tinkering, and spending time with family, friends and grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Delisa, of the home; children, Tamra Davis (Michael), of Fort Jackson, SC, Dylan Nelson (daughter in law-ish, Haleigh Burkhart), of Salina, Caden Nelson, of Brookville, and Katrina Nelson, of Salina; grandchildren, Connor, Jimmie, Junior, Wyatt, and Gracynn; brothers, Mitch Nelson (Kathy), of Salina and Lyell Nelson (Barb) of Topeka; niece, Jenni Davidson (Derek), of Wichita; and nephew, Aaron Nelson, of Topeka.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, October 24, at Ryan Mortuary, with family present from 5-7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 25, at St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church with Fr. Kevin Weber as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Brookville.

Memorials may be made to Rex Nelson Memorial Fund, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, Kansas 67401.

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