Karl William Nelson, age 77 of New Richmond, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the American Heritage Care Center in Hammond. Karl was born the son of Bendict and Julia (Semb) Nelson on March 18, 1938 in Osseo, WI. He graduated from Osseo High School with the class of 1956. Karl served in the Air Force after high school. On June 23, 1962, he married Judy Potter at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond, WI. They have lived in the area ever since. Karl worked for Gillette Personal Care Products in St. Paul, MN for 25 years. He was a member of the Somerset American Legion and the New Richmond VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the Packers. Karl was the go-to-guy when something needed to be fixed, a talented craftsman, and enjoyed his Old Style. He enjoyed socializing with family and friends and loved to tell jokes, remembering every punch line. He was loyal, honest, and funny. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bendict and Julia Nelson; in-laws, Lauren and Bernice Potter; sister, Helen Kopp; and brothers-in-law, Danny and Donald Potter. Karl is survived by his wife, Judy Nelson; children, Karl Nelson, Jr., and Benica (Greg) Rosik; grandchildren, Jacob, Sarah, and Jared Nelson and Thomas, Erik, and David Rosik; great-granddaughter, Kristy Nelson; brother, Earl (Ruth) Nelson; brother-in-law, Kenny Kopp; sisters-in-law, Jean Potter and Penny Potter; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 5 pm at First Lutheran Church 218 County Road K New Richmond. Visitation washeld on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 4-8 pm at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel 112 W 3rd Street New Richmond and on Monday from 4-5 pm at the church. Memorials may be directed to ALS research or the Wounded Warriors Project. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.