UPDATE: Timothy Nelson golf tournament raising funds for cystic fibrosis

UPDATE: Thursday afternoon after  The Fairfield Ledger had been printed, Elizabeth Eland announced the Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Golf Tournament in Honor of Timothy Nelson has been canceled due to rain and golf course conditions. Now, instead of a golf tournament, a corn hole/bags tournament is planned beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Riverview Club in Keosauqua. Those who planned to golf are not committed to participating in the corn hole tournament. Two person-teams that would like to participate should contact Eland or Lori Nelson as soon as possible. The silent auction and Goehring BBQ are still planned.


KEOSAUQUA ? A Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Golf Tournament in Honor of Timothy Nelson is set Saturday at Riverview Club in Keosauqua.

Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Tee off is at 8:30 a.m.

All proceeds raised during the tournament will be split between the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a memorial in Timothy Nelson?s name at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City to help offset the cost of treatments and hospitalizations.

Timothy Diedrich Nelson, age 26, of Stockport died June 24, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals from complications associated with cystic fibrosis. Nelson was born June 24, 1991, in Ottumwa, the son of Frank and Lori Nelson. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 2010. He was a life insurance agent, and had worked as a welder/ manufacturer for Schaus-Vorhies Manufacturing Company and as a driver for Billion Auto. He was a member of the Stockport United Methodist Church and the Stockport Fire Department. His pastimes included hunting, fishing, singing, camping with family, going to rodeos, and spending time with family and friends.

?Even if you don?t golf, come help support the Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament in memory of Tim,? said his mother Lori. ?Come with your appetite ... because Goehring Brothers BBQ will be set up at 5 p.m. at the Riverview Club. Everyone can come out, get some great food, then look around at all the great silent auction items we will have.?

The silent auction, with many different donated items including baked goods, will open at noon and continue until an hour after the golfers are done playing.

Sign up four-person teams by calling the Riverview Club at 319-293-3200. The cost is $100 per team.

?Get your teams together and call the Riverview Club to get your spot,? said Elizabeth Eland, Timothy Nelson?s sister, who is helping to organize the event. ?Thanks to everyone who?s participating, and please spread the word. This is going to be such a great time for a great cause.?

For information, call Eland at 233-0185 or Lori Nelson at 319-288-0991.