Harold "Gene" Nelson, 86, of Geneva, IN, passed away at 12:30 PM on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne, IN. He was born on Thursday, May 23, 1929, in Adams County, IN. He married Alberta 'Louise' (Norton) Nelson on Friday, June 19, 1953 in Portland, Indiana. Gene was a 1947 graduate of Geneva High School. He was a farmer and a truck driver. He enjoyed Amatuer Radio-Hamm Radio, woodworking, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Geneva V.F.W. He was a U.S. Army Veteran where he served during the Korean Conflict. Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the Berne American Legion and also the Geneva V.F.W.
Survivors include: wife - Alberta 'Louise' (Norton) Nelson, Geneva, IN; sisters - Ruth Miller, Berne, IN and Jo (Fred) Zeik, Rockford, OH; several nieces & nephews; brother-in-law - Bobby Gene Norton, Berne, IN and sister-in-law - Juanita Miracle, Decatur, IN
He was preceded in death by his: parents- Cloyd and Orfa (Coon) Nelson; sisters - Ruby Augsburger and Mary Kathryn Nelson and a brother - Wayne Nelson
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home 100 N Washington Street Geneva on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home Friday, November 27, 2015.
A service to celebrate Harold’slife will be at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 27, 2015 with Pastor David Stalker officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery-Geneva, IN. Memorials May Be Made To: Geneva V.F.W.