Louis Nelson, 78

Louis M. Nelson, age 78, of North Platte, passed away March 19, 2012, at Centennial Park Retirement Village. He was beloved by his immediate family and his extended family, and by his large circle of friends. Louis was born May 26, 1933, in Berwyn, to Ernest and Lillian Nelson. Survivors include his brothers, Keith and his wife Gale, Roger and his wife Reinhilde, and Larry and his wife Debby. Louis was a remarkable person, born with a physical handicap but blessed with a sparkling personality. He made others feel good, often by “giving them a hard time,” his way of making sure you knew he was your friend. He loved joking and banter, and was a delightful presence in the nursing wing at Centennial. He was surrounded there by a wonderful staff who became his family. We will miss him greatly, but remember his influence - he made each of us a better person by his example of living a courageous, full life even in the face of great adversity. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in honor of Louis Nelson. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, North Platte. Burial will follow at the North Platte Cemetery. All who knew Louis are invited to share with his family. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.Published in Custer County Chief, March 22, 2012