Joel Michael Robert Nelson, 35, El Dorado, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Joel Michael Robert Nelson was was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, after leading a courageous fight against a seizure disorder.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado. Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, at Penwell-Gable Funeral Home with interment following at Fairlawn Cemetery, both in Hutchinson.

Joel was born Jan. 17, 1978 in Hutchinson. He was a very personable young man and had many family and friends in Hutchinson, Ellsworth, and El Dorado. He graduated from El Dorado High School in 1996 and attended Butler Community College. Joel was employed with Home Lumber for many years.

Joel is survived by: his daughter, Pamela Nelson; parents, Michael and Marilyn Nelson; brothers, Brian and wife, Ashlee Nelson, Bradley Nelson; life companion, Angela Ades; niece and nephew, Maci-Lynn and Jordan Nelson; godparents, Steve and Debbie Mullins; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arvid Nelson, Josie and Ruth Garcia.

Memorials may be sent to St. Teresa's Catholic Church and/or Southwest Baptist Church in Hutchinson in memory of Joel Nelson.

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