Nelson Edward Deloria

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Nelson Edward
Deloria

Brother Nelson E. Deloria, M.I.

He was born on November 30, 1941 in Nahma, Michigan and died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at St. Camillus Health Center in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Deloria and his father, Gerard (Duke) Deloria. He is survived by a brother Ron, and two sisters, Charlotte Scheuren and Patty Des Jardian.

He was a nurse by profession for a number of years before joining the Ministers of the Sick in Milwaukee. He made his first profession of vows on August 29, 1976 and his final profession on September 28, 1980. He worked for a short time at what was Lakeview Hospital (now Wisconsin Heart Hospital) and later at St. Camillus Health Center in Whitinsville, Massachusetts.

He spent most of his religious life as a nurse on St. Camillus Campus and was also involved in caring for individuals with Aids.

He served a number of years as a member on the various St. Camillus Boards as well as Director of Mission Awareness at St. Camillus Campus. He served over the years as Assistant Vocation Director and Formation Director. For a number of terms, he was a member of the Provincial Council for the Order of St. Camillus.

He was well-liked and appreciated by all who knew him. His smile was contagious as a jovial and friendly religious Brother.

He will be missed at St. Camillus Campus and in Milwaukee.

We believe that God will welcome him home with the words “Come blessed of my Father for I was sick and you visited me.”

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the Camillian Room at San Camillo located at 10200 W. Bluemound Road. Burial will follow at the religious community’s cemetery in Durward’s Glen, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Camillus Community Religious Education Fund

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Past Comments

Megan Ogea

I will never forget all the teachings of love and grace that you have given me. I will tell my daughters all about you and keep your memory alive. I just pray that you are at peace in heaven with grandma.

Steve Scheuren

Uncle Nels, you have inspired so many and shared your love with all. I know you are at peace but you will be greatly missed by all. Love you and will continue to think of you often. You will be forever in my heart.

Jerry Gray

My condolences to the family and friends of Nelson. He was a cousin to my father Gerry Gray, who passed away in May 2014. Among my father’s things is a photograph of a young Nelson and a girl who must be one of his sisters. Dad wrote “Nelson Eddy Deloria” on the back of the photo. If one of the family members would like to have this, please contact me at jerry36@pacbell.net. Peace and love.

Megan Ogea

I will never forget all the teachings of love and grace that you have given me. I will tell my daughters all about you and keep your memory alive. I just pray that you are at peace in heaven with grandma.

Peter Pritchard

Cousin Nels, you were a gift from God for many of us. I remember on our trip to Milwaukee your telling me that you knew about Carmie’s pregnancy even before we told anyone else and that you didn’t understand why anyone was talking about it yet. You told me you “saw her” pregnant, and I believe that your gift of seeing beyond the visible came from your years of walking with God and with his children when they were close to death themselves. What a wonderful blessing you have been to so many! I will miss you for now, and I will celebrate your entering into God’s peace fully as I wait to see you again.

Joseph Marco

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Brother Nels. I greatly appreciated his humor, love, and his ministry to many. Brother Nels enjoyed his life and having a good time. He will always be missed and forever loved. I am thankful for the opportunity to meet you, live in community with you, and your friendship. Rest in God’s peace and love.

Joseph Marco
Palatine, Illinois

Leonard Blau

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Len and family enjoyed many times with Brother Nels when he was at Durwards Glen. Had many laughs together.

Leonard Blau and Family

Darlene Kelly

Lit a candle in memory of Nelson Edward Deloria

Linda Smith

Lit a candle in memory of Nelson Edward Deloria

Steve Scheuren

Uncle Nels, you have inspired so many and shared your love with all. I know you are at peace but you will be greatly missed by all. Love you and will continue to think of you often. You will be forever in my heart.

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