CORNELL - Walter Edmund Nelson, 74, of 10813 South River Lane, Cornell, Mich., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his home in Cornell surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1938, in Escanaba, Mich., and was the son of Leif and Lena Nelson Sr. Walter was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the V.F.W. and the Amvets. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He married the former Diane Lynn Cayer on Dec. 13, 1980, in Cornell, Wally was employed for 35 years at Mead Paper Company in the maintenance department as a roll grinder until his retirement in 1997.