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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Ella Roberta Bleakley Nelson

Contributed by Jon Duncan 

The Evening Star newspaper, Auburn, Indiana, Tuesday, October 17, 1972, p. 10.


     Funeral services for Ella Roberta Nelson, 82, mother of Mrs. Frank Duncan, 605 N. Main St., Auburn, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Berkley, Mich.

     Mrs. Nelson died Monday at 1:40 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn. Before her illness, Mrs. Nelson had resided at 2365 Beverly Blvd., Berkley, Mich.

     She was born June 23, 1890, in Royal Oak, Mich., to John and Liza (McClure) Bleakley. She was the widow of automotive designer C. John Nelson, who preceded her in death in 1951.

     Mrs. Nelson was a charter member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Berkley, Mich., a graduate of the Detroit Business College, a member of the Birmingham Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Berkley Womens' Club, the Friendly Widows' Club, and Gethsemane Church's Senior Citizens.

     Survivors include two sons, Carl Nelson, Berkley, and John A. Nelson, Royal Oak, Mich.; two daughters, Elizabeth Nelson, Berkley, and Mrs. Frank Duncan, 605 N. Main St., Auburn; two brothers, Wesley John Bleakley, Detroit, and David Bleakley, Birmingham, Mich., and seven grandchildren.

     Funeral arrangements were made by the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, Berkley. Burial will be in the White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy, Mich.

Notes: Jon Duncan is the grandson of Ella Nelson.

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