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Jay County Obituaries

September 6, 1999


Francis Marion Nelson 

           He was born Thurs. 23 Dec 1920 and died Mon. 6 Sep 1999.  Francis M. Nelson*, 78 died Monday at Wells Community Hospital, Bluffton.  Born in Decatur, he was a World War II Navy veteran and worked at General Electric  Co. for 37 years until his retirement in 1978.  Surviving are his wife, M. Gertrude;  a son Ronald Gene of Roanoke; a daughter, Gloria Minnick of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Gerald of Monroe and Charles of Redkey; eight sisters, Anna Sharpe and Edna Mae Lawrence, both of Redkey, Vivian Rickner and Betty Missicano, both of Portland, Roberta Rhodes of Jeffersonville, Florence Mosser of Geneva, Della Brown of Athens, GA., and Fredia Spade of Bryant; and eight grandchildren.  A daughter, Joy Roberts, preceded him in death.  Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with calling from 2 to 4, and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour before services.  Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery. . . . 

*Son of  James M. and Myrtle (Faris) Nelson


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