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Norman Nelson

Norman Nelson

Norman Joseph Nelson, 85, of Butlerville, passed away at 1:01 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at Our Hospice of South-Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
Born June 11, 1938, in Ashland, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Swader) Nelson. He married Deanna Sue (Bradley) Nelson on May 23, 1970, in Ashland, Wisconsin; she survives.

Norman graduated from Ashland High School in Ashland, Wisconsin in 1958. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 until 1962, during which time he handled communications in the Phillipeans. He worked as a maintenance painter for over 25 years at the former Muscatatuck State Developmental Center in Butlerville before his retirement. Norman was a loving husband and father. He was a member of Holton Christian Church, enjoyed fishing, and was a big Green Bay Packers fan.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Deanna Nelson of Butlerville; sons, Norman Michael Nelson of Bloomington and Shawn Nelson of Butlerville; granddaughter, Heather Kathleen Nelson of North Vernon; sister, Barbara Young of Aurora, Colorado; brothers in-law, George Maag Sr. of Greeley, Colorado, Elmer (Sherry) Bradley of Dillsboro, Omar (Patsy) Bradley of Holton, and Ernie (Sue) Bradley and Mike Bradley, both of Versailles; sisters in-law, Frances Powell of Versailles and Debra Clowers of Canaan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter Nelson Jr., Donald Nelson, and Kenneth Nelson; sisters, Marianna Miller, Patricia Howe, and Ruth Ann Maag; brothers in-law, Delmar Bradley and Wes Bradley Jr.; and sisters in-law, Carol Bradley, Pamela Bradley, Nellie Ammis, Sidney Clusman, Linda Bradley, and Virginia Bradley.
A graveside funeral service for Norman will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Tanglewood Cemetery in Ripley County with Rev. Bob McCreary officiating and military graveside rites by Matt Hester VFW Post #2021 in North Vernon.

Memorial donations in honor of Norman may be made through the funeral home to Holton Christian Church.