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“So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Christopher Easterday - IN

“To the Nelson family-My condolences on the passing of this great man. I worked with Don at GE and knew him to be an excellent "marketeer", but more...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Tom Wyss - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss Jody. I know he was your best friend and he enjoyed your nice visits and kept his spirits high. Keep the good thoughts, memories...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Matt Kiracofe - Ft wayne, IN

“I am so very sorry for the loss of Mr. Nelson. I met Jody a couple years back in a Facebook group for the Chicago Bears and I know how much of a Bear...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: sherry omalley - Lynwood, IL

Don C. Nelson, 87, Fort Wayne, Indiana (and Clearwater, FL.), passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Born in Aliquippa, PA, to the late Don and Nannie Nelson of Aliquippa, PA and Clearwater, FL, he was a man surrounded by beautiful, intelligent women and grandsons. Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Joanne Nelson of Fort Wayne; daughters, Sheryl Nelson of Atlanta, GA; Linda (Mark) Nelson Keane of Milwaukee; WI, and Jody Nelson of Fort Wayne; he was beloved grandfather to nine grandchildren - Chase and Fletcher Hartline; John, Ariel Rose, Briana, & James Keane; Sheree, Erik, & Heath Drummond; seven great-grandchildren and relatives in Kentucky and Florida. Don was preceded in death by his brother, Jan H. Nelson, 1st Lieutenant, (1944-1970) and his daughter, Nancy Jo Nelson, (1951- 2003). He was Manager of Sales with GE Specialty Motors for 37 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of Simpson Getsemani United Methodist Church, Shriner Foot Patrol, Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and the General Electric Quarter Century Club. Don enjoyed golfing, historical reading, bridge, poker nights with his friends, old movie trivia, crossword puzzles and ballroom dancing. A Cubs and a Bears fan, he enjoyed watching games with family. He had an agile mind and a sharp sense of humor. Visitation with family members will be held from 3-5PM Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Simpson Getsemani United Methodist Church, 2501 S. Harrison Street followed by a service in memory of Don's life at 5:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Simpson Getsemani, or Shepherd House for Veterans. D.O. McComb and Sons Foster Park Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit