John R. Nelson

  • Born: May 28, 1941
  • Died: September 13, 2018
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

John R. Nelson passed away on September 13, 2018 at the age of 77. John was born May 28, 1941 in Litchfield, Minnesota to Roy and Dorothy Nelson. He is survived by his loving wife Mary of 54 years; his daughter, Kari Nagy her husband Troy; sister, Joyce Lund; sister-in-law, Patricia Greupner her husband Gerald; his nieces, Courtney Torgerson, Bonnie Hollnagel, Jennifer Greupner, and nephew, John Calhoun. He had two successful careers spanning over 50 years of life. He was a partner with Ernst & Young and recently retired as a Certified Financial Planner with Ameriprise Financial Services. At retirement, John was volunteering as Treasurer for Mobility WorldwideTX-SA.

Visitation will be held at 5pm-7pm Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Porter Loring North.
3:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mobility WorldwideTX-SA at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary----I am sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure you don't remember me, but I am John,s cousin on the Nelson side.We were honored to have John be a part of our wedding party 61 years ago. I am Mary Jensen Koch. My parents were Mirt and Mannie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Mary Koch - Litchfield, MN   September 20, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Virginia Warlow - San antonio, TX - Family Friend   September 20, 2018

Mary, Kari and family I am so sorry for the loss of Mr Nelson. My thoughts are with your whole family.

Posted by Cathy Aronstein - San Antonio, TX - Acquaintance   September 20, 2018

Mary and Kari, I worked with John at EY for many years. John was a trusted advisor and mentor to me for many, many years. John also got me on the right track (and kept me on track) for retirement planning. We had many memories and fun times together. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Posted by Rick Mangum - SAN ANTONIO, TX - Friend   September 19, 2018

Mary and Kari, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I worked with John at Ameriprise Financial for 17 years. He was a good friend, always so very helpful to those of us who are
technically challenged and we both always enjoyed a good joke. I will miss him.

Maureen Booth, Retired CFP,
Fredericksburg, Texas, Sept 19, 2018

Posted by Maureen Booth - Fredericksburg, TX - Friend   September 19, 2018

Kari, please know that you are in my thoughts. My prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. Your friend Alex Garza

Posted by Alex Garza - San Antonio, TX - Friend   September 19, 2018

Mary and family, Our sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your husband, John.

Posted by Dennis & Arleen Kramer - Elk River, MN - Classmate   September 18, 2018

Dear Mary and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of this dear man. I wish in these recent years we had seen you both, Mary, more often than we did. We have such wonderful memories of our days as classmates at Litchfield High. John's home was always open and so was the grocery store! He had a terrific smile and was so much fun to be around. You are in thoughts and prayers - we wish you peace and comfort in these difficult days! Lyle and Linnea Working, Lincoln NE (Two LHS Class of 59ers).

Posted by Linnea Working - Lincoln, NE - Classmate   September 18, 2018

We were so sorry to hear about John's passing. Our thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.

Posted by Linda and Bob Shilliday - san antonio, TX - Friend   September 18, 2018

Mary and family,
John and I were together at Ernst & Young for many years. He was a talented professional who always served with a smile. His smiles are my fondest memories of John. I extent my sympathies to you. Let the memories of John to God's blessing to you until you meet again.

Posted by Ken Finch - Boerne, TX - Friend   September 17, 2018

Mrs Nelson and Kari,

I am so sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man. He was such a mentor to me. I cant express the significant impact he had on not only my professional career, but as a person. I was blessed to know him.

Susan Lynch

Posted by susan Lynch Pape - Boerne, TX   September 17, 2018

I'm very sorry to hear about John's passing. I worked with him at Ernst and Young beginning in 1986 when he was a partner and I was a new staff in the tax department. I appreciated his guidance and willingness to work with me. May the Lord be with you.

Posted by David Smith - Union, KY - Coworker   September 17, 2018

Our deepest smpathy to your family,the Nelson family was member of First Lutheran church as we are, and Karl and I ( Darlene Rick) were both classmates

Posted by Karl & Darlene Lundin - Litchfield, MN - Classmate   September 16, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss and offer our most sincere sympathy.

Posted by Richard and Nancy Tarrillion - San Antonio, TX - Friend   September 16, 2018

Our sympathy with the family.

Judy and Nick Johnson, classmate of John
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Posted by Judy Johnson - Ponca City, OK - Classmate   September 15, 2018

My sympathy to John's family. We went to a rural school and he was a classmate there also.

Posted by Shirley Johnson Lekander - Kimball, MN - Classmate   September 15, 2018

Kari and Mrs. Nelson. I am so sorry for your loss. I have incredibly fond memories of Mr. Nelson. He kept funny jokes in his back pocket to share with us during our college days at OSU. I pray you will feel comforted by the fond memories. God blessing to the Nelson family, he loved you both very much. Rest in Peace Mr. Nelson. Love Tammi Centracco - Keelan.

Posted by Tammi Keelan - 9315855126, TX - Family Friend   September 15, 2018

Grandpa with Suzzy

Posted by Kari Nagy - San Antonio, TX - Daughter   September 15, 2018

Kari and Troy, I am so sorry for your loss during this difficult time. Many thoughts and prayers are coming your way to help you find peace. God Bless.

Posted by Crystal Chudej - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   September 14, 2018

I am sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

Posted by Letty Flores - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   September 14, 2018

The loss of a parent is overwhelming. My prayers and love are with all of you.

Posted by Jocelyn Whitaker - San Antonio, TX - Friend   September 14, 2018

Family Album

Mobility WorldwideTX - SA
Providing Santa with a hot stock tip!
John working on the home computer.
John & Mary - Dec. 7, 1963

Family Album

Kari & Troy's Wedding - Oct. 1, 2005
With Niece Jenny - Austin, TX July 2018
The Greupner's
75th Birthday & Retirement Party - 2016
John & Sister Joyce
John & Kari

Family Album

John with Mom Dorothy
John & Mary @ Christmas
John & Mary
Favorite work treat with Doris

Family Album

Grandpa with Suzzy