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Earl L. Nelson
September 8, 2023
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Earl L. Nelson, 89 Kokomo, passed away Friday, September 8th, 2023, in Community North Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born August 6th, 1934, in the village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He is the son of the late Ernest and Evelyn (Tomaszewski) Nelson. On November 26th, 1976, he married Sharon Naphew at Salem Baptist Church, Windfall, IN, who survives.
Earl was a graduate of Kokomo High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. He later went on to graduate from Acme Technical Institute in Tool and Die Designing. He retired from GM Delco after 42 ½ years as an electrician. He vacationed for many years on Dale Hollow Lake in TN and after retirement, enjoyed entertaining friends and family at their lake home. He was an avid skier and most everyone, especially all of the kids, never left without having learned to water ski. His great passion was building all his homes over the years.
Earl is survived by his wife Sharon and his four children, Douglas Nelson, Jacksonville, FL, Gregory Nelson, Kirkland, AZ, Anne Wilson, Kirkland, AZ and Cathy Woodward, Clawson, MI, eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great grandchild. Earl was preceded in death by this parents and brother Harold.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 22, 2023, from 11am until 1pm, with a memorial service at Crossroads South, 4254 South 00 EW, Kokomo, with Pastor Jeff Harlow officiating. Burial will follow at Nevada Cemetery with Military Rites. Donations can be made to ALSAC/St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Murray Weaver Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com