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Services Wednesday for Lynn Ellen Nelson

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Lynn Ellen Nelson, age 62 of Chesterton, Indiana. passed away June 1, 2017.

She was born March 15, 1955, in Gary, Indiana, to Mary Ellen (Mann) and David Detraz.

She is survived by husband, George Nelson; sons, Matthew (Jodi) Johnson of Porter, Indiana and James (Stacey) Nelson of Lafayette, Indiana; daughters, Amy (Scot) McCord of Valparaiso, Indiana and Megan (Josh) Edwards of Chicago, Illinois; brothers, David Detraz, Jr., of Kouts, Indiana, Mark Detraz of Chesterton and Jeffrey (Nicole) Detraz of Valparaiso; grandchildren, Summer, Christian, Roland, Mosiah, Analise, Geneveive, Rebecca, Michael, Virginia and Declan McCord, Blakely Johnson, Jake Edwards and Sarah and Jay Nelson; step-mother, Sandra Detraz; close special friend, Vicki Vandenburgh and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Detraz; mother, Mary Ellen LePell and brother, David Detraz.

Lynn was a C.N.A. and a Q.M.A. for over 30 years. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Michigan City. She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

Memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Cremation services will be provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Lynnís family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL, 60604-1242, or to the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter at

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 6/5/2017




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