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Richard Nelson passes away at 69

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Richard Nelson, age 69 of Valparaiso, passed away on April 8, 2016, at Porter Regional Hospital.

He was born on May 27, 1946, to Gerald and Anne Jeannette Strand Nelson, both of whom preceded him in death.

Richard is survived by his siblings: Robert Nelson of Kouts, Nancy Adams of Chesterton, and David (Diana) Nelson of Missouri, along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his sister, Linda Nelson.

Richard was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Chesterton.

He worked as a baker at Sue’s Bakery for many years, and worked at Western Electric as an Installer. Richard was an advocate and an active supporter of the Moraine House.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, at 12 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton with Pastor Erik Grayvold officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to the Moraine House, 353 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

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Posted 4/11/2016





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