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Gerald A. 'Bub' Nelson dies at age 84

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Gerald A. “Bub” Nelson, age 84 of Portage, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013.

He was born January 22, 1929 in Hammond, Ind., to Arthur C. and Mary (Funke) Nelson, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Randall A. (Sharon) Nelson of Chesterton, Ind.; brothers, Carl Nelson of Portage, Ind., Lee Nelson of Riverton, Wyo., and Tim (Janel) Nelson of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Lindsey and Alison Nelson; great-grandchild, Roland Wagner and many nieces and nephews.

Bub was an Operating Engineer with Local 150 for over 60 years. He was a US Army veteran, serving during WWII. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Portage, Ind. Bub was also a member of the Portage VFW. He loved boating, fishing and wildlife.

Private services will be held at a later date and interment will take place at McCool Cemetery in Portage, Ind.

Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, is handling arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Porter County VNA Hospice Center.

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Posted 6/6/2013