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Mr.  John Gardner Nelson

Obituary for Mr. John Gardner Nelson

August 21, 1935 - October 13, 2019
Knightstown, Indiana | Age 84


John Gardner Nelson, 84, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born August 21, 1935 in Madison County to the late Charles Wood & Cora Pearl (Gardner) Nelson Sr.

John graduated from Wilkinson High School in 1953. He co-owned and operated Mark Tool & Die for several years. John was a member of Wilkinson Church of Christ. He enjoyed camping but his love was his family and supporting them in all aspects, especially following their sports.

John is survived by his wife, Alberta (Whitinger) Nelson; daughters, Cindy (husband, Hal) VanDuyn, Sandy (husband, Dennis) Mercer, Kelly (husband, Gary) Tice, Lisa (husband, Jack) Lawrence, Deborah (husband, Kirby) Perry, & Denise (husband, Norm) Karch; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Kathleen "Billie" Luther-Williams; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter, Theresa Nelson; 3 siblings; and great-grandson, Jackson Tice.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 17, at Wilkinson Church of Christ, with Pastor Ryan McCarty officiating. Burial will be at McCray Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilkinson Church of Christ and an hour prior to the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilkinson Church of Christ, 7293 IN-109, Wilkinson 46186 or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to one of the following:
  • Wilkinson Church of Christ
    7293 N. St Rd 109
    Wilkinson, IN 46186

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Condo & St. Pierre Funeral Home & Crematory

130 South Main Street
P.O. Box 115
Wilkinson, IN 46186
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