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Jesse Warren Nelson

July 23, 1981 — February 28, 2024

Sutton, VT

Jesse Warren Nelson

Warren Nelson, 42, of Sutton, VT passed away peacefully at his home on February 28, 2024 after an aggressive recurrence of cancer. Jesse was born on July 23, 1981 to Gary and Shari Nelson. Jesse’s life was a symphony of determination, love, and unwavering spirit, painting a portrait of a man who embraced every challenge with grace and every moment with profound joy. Raised on the verdant soil of a Vermont farm with a brother and a sister, Jesse's journey was destined for greatness from the very start.

 From his earliest days, Jesse's inquisitive mind and deft hands found solace in the art of creation. Whether tinkering with gadgets or cultivating his entrepreneurial spirit, he radiated a boundless curiosity that would propel him to remarkable heights. At the tender age of 13, he planted the seeds of his ambition with a lawn mowing business, laying the foundation for a future marked by innovation and tenacity.

 In his teenage years, Jesse's passion for mechanics ignited a flame that would never dim. Excelling in the automotive program at Lyndon Institute until 2000 when he graduated. He honed his skills and nurtured a love for craftsmanship that would define his legacy. But Jesse's ambitions knew no bounds. In his late teens, he ventured into the realm of entrepreneurship once again, becoming the proud owner of Max’s Dance Hall—a beacon of music and community in the heart of Sutton, VT. It was here that fate intervened, weaving a love story as enchanting as any melody. Within the walls of Max’s, Jesse found not only a stage for entertainment but also the love of his life, Kirsten, whose presence would illuminate his path for years to come.

 Together, Jesse, Kirsten and their newly born son Logan, in 2007, embarked on a journey filled with trials and triumphs, facing life's storms with unwavering strength and unwavering unity. Their bond was a testament to the power of love and resilience, weathering even the darkest of clouds, including Jesse's 1st valiant battle with cancer.

 In 2014, Jesse turned a new page in the story of his life, opening the doors to Jesse’s Garage—a sanctuary of craftsmanship and camaraderie where his passion for mechanics flourished and his heart overflowed with generosity. His business thrived, not only as a testament to his skill but also as a testament to his unwavering commitment to his community. Jesse's humility and grace endeared him to all who crossed his path, transforming customers into friends and forging bonds that would stand the test of time.

 Family was the heartbeat of Jesse's existence, and his love for Kirsten and their son, Logan, knew no bounds. Whether at the hockey rink cheering for Logan or on the golf course basking in the warmth of family and friends. He took great joy in spending time with his extended family, especially his nieces and nephews. You could always find Jesse in the corner with the kids laughing and carrying on as if he were still a kid himself. Jesse cherished every moment spent in their embrace. As Jesse's community gathers to bid him farewell, they do so with heavy hearts but also with gratitude for having known a soul as luminous as his. Though his earthly journey may have reached its end, Jesse's spirit will forever dance among the echoes of laughter and the memories of shared moments.

 Jesse is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert (Pat) Nelson and Bessie Nelson; maternal grandmother, Erlene Loura; and niece, Hazel Roy.

 Jesse is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Kirsten (Klocke) Nelson and their son, Logan Paul Nelson, both of Sutton, VT; father, Gary Nelson of Lyndonville, VT; mother, Shari Nelson (Richard Roy) of Hooksett, NH; father-in-law, Norman Klocke (Debra) of Pine City, MN; mother-in-law, Kathleen Alm of Finlayson, MN; maternal grandfather, Howard Hatch of Walden; siblings: Nicole Witham (James) of Nottingham, NH; Shawn Nelson (Hallie) of Waterbury, VT, Peter Roy (Charlene) of Bristol, NH; Samantha Roy (David Lombard Jr) of Pembroke, NH; Jason Klocke (Julie) of Pine City, MN and Greg Klocke (Ginger) of Askov, MN; Jennifer Klocke of Askov, MN; nephews and nieces: Tyler, Silas, Keegan, Brock, Elodie, Zachary, Justin, Kelsey, Ally, Colton, Alaina, Roman & Tiffani.

 Memorial donations may be made honoring Jesse by supporting Lyndon Institute Automotive Program with a gift to the Jesse Nelson '00 memorial fund, PO Box 127, Lyndon Center, VT 05850.

 Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 8 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Lyndonville, VT.

 A Memorial Service to be held on Saturday March 9 at 1:00 pm at Lyndon Bible Church on Brown Farm Road, Lyndonville, VT, with Rev. Joel Battaglia officiating. Burial will be private at the Sutton Village Cemetery in the spring.

 A Celebration of Life to follow Memorial Service on Saturday, March 9 at 3:00 pm at the Sutton Town School, 95 Underpass Road, Sutton, VT 

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Past Services


Friday, March 8, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home

15 Main St, Lyndonville, VT 05851

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 9, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 9, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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