Bill Alfred Nelson Jr.

June 21, 1956 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Bill Nelson Jr. Obituary

Bill Nelson Jr., 67, of Fredonia, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at his home.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Columbus City Cemetery with military rites.  Following the services at the cemetery, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Columbus City Masonic Lodge from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Columbus Junction is caring for the family.  Online condolences may be left at  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the family in memory of Bill.  

Bill Alfred Nelson Jr. was born June 21, 1956 in Washington, IA, the son of Bill Alfred Nelson Sr. and Donna Mae Nelson.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division.  Bill was united in marriage on December 1, 1989 to Sharrelle VanAuken in Wapello.  He worked various jobs over the years as a truck driver and maintenance man, including 16 years at Pain Enterprises in Muscatine.  Bill enjoyed the outdoors, camping, old cars and racing.  He and Sharrelle volunteered every year at Old Threshers.  Most of all, Bill loved to spend time with his family.

Bill will be deeply missed by his wife, Sharrelle of Fredonia; children, Jeremiah (Corinne) Nelson of Mt. Pleasant, Tiffany Nelson of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Brett, Brandon, Mackenzie, Devon and Aleah; mother, Donna Cline of Washington and many extended family and friends.

Bill is preceded in death by his father; step-father, Kenny Cline and sister, Ruth Ann Kelly.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to EveryStep Hospice for the kindness, care and compassion they showed to Bill and his family in this trying time.

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Graveside Service
February 3, 2024

10:00 AM
Columbus City Cemetery
2603 Water Street
Columbus City, IA 52737

Celebration of Life
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Columbus City Masonic Hall
2502 Market Street
Columbus City, IA 52737


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