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Robert Nelson

August 30, 1932 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 88)


Robert Nelson, 88, of West Baden Springs, passed away January 1, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows. He was born August 30, 1932 in French Lick to parents, Walter & Pearl (Rainey) Nelson. He married Cleta Dillard on July 5, 1958. Robert was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a retired shop foreman for Indiana State Highway Dept and a professional gambler. He was a member of French Lick American Legion and Newton Stewart Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include: 

Daughters- Shannon Peek & Tyona Leonard both of West Baden Springs

Sons- Noah Nelson of Lehigh, FL & Ferlin Nelson of Dayton, OH

10  Grandchildren 

9 Great Grandchildren

Brother- Tommy Nelson of West Baden

Robert Nelson is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cleta Nelson & siblings, Willford Nelson, Junior Nelson & Bea Middleton. 

Cremation was chosen for Robert Nelson.  

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