He was born Feb. 28, 1931 in Clay County, as the son of Elbert L. and Lena Trueblood Nelson. He began farming in 1947 and also worked at S&G Excavating until recently. He was married to Clara Stedman. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953--1955.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Clara, grandson Michael Nelson Moulton, brother Elbert Nelson and sister Nellie Kinnaley.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia (Michael) Cook, Terre Haute, son Mike Nelson, brothers Louis (Brenda) Nelson, John Nelson, and James (Patricia) Nelson, granddaughter Sarah (Chris) Emerson, grandson Harvey Moulton and his fiancÚ Emily Fraizer, brothers-in-law William (Patricia) Stedman and Sam (Judy) Stedman, sister-in-law Julia "Shirley" Sanders, several nieces and nephews and other extended family.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.--1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at Moore Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., with burial to follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 921 E. 86 Street, Suite 205, Indianapolis, Ind. 46240.
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