Gerald Nelson

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06/24/08 02:29 AM #1    

Bill Edwards

Jerry passed away in 1971 or 1972.

07/12/08 07:33 AM #2    

Andrea [andie] Geller

Gerry was a good friend of mine. He died of a drug overdose in 1968/69.

07/16/08 06:13 PM #3    

Laura Collins

It was in 1972, I believe, maybe 1973... right after we graduated? His parents were out of town and he shot himself in the basement. We had been friends from kindergarten. I still miss him.

07/20/08 03:52 PM #4    

Chuck Olson

I looked Jerry up on, one of the features of that site is a query on the Social Security deceased database. There are a lot of entries for Gerald Nelson in Wisconsin, but I think that this info is correct for Jerry:

Birth Date:14 Oct 1954
Death Date:Dec 1975

Jerry was a natural leader, it was a real shock when I heard that he was gone, I wish I'd been a better friend.

08/20/08 03:00 AM #5    

Kurt Lange

Hi are correct, Jerry passed away in 1975. I know because I spoke to him the day before he took his life. It was a suicide from barbiturates and a broken heart. His girlfriend had left him for another man.

Those that knew him growing up experienced what a beautiful, fun person he was. Unfortunately he got hooked on drugs and it was all downhill from there.

I miss you Jerry, and to quote one of his favorite bands.."Wish you were here".

11/02/14 02:39 PM #6    

Chuck Olson

Per this microfiche death database, Jerry died on December 31, 1975 - he is the 9th name down, I remember his middle name was Wayne:

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