Oliver C. Nelson, "Lindy" 85, of Elkhart, passed away on September 22, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Alfred and Iva Nelson on August 11, 1935 in Kosciusko County. He was preceded in death by his parents, 15 siblings, his beautiful daughter, Tammy Campbell and grandson, Michael Russell.
On July 20, 1958 he married Sandra Denny. She survives along with daughters, Juanita Russell (Dave) of Warsaw, Indiana, Kim Cassella (Rick), Brenda Nelson and Beth Campbell (David), all of Elkhart, son, John (Andi) of Charleston, WV and son-in-law, John Campbell of Bristol, Indiana. He was blessed with fourteen grandchildren, Marc, Jamie, Missy, Kristina, Christopher, Joey, Adam, Tony, Stephen, Tricia, David, Michael and Cassie and fifteen great-grandchildren.
In 1995, Oliver retired from Nipsco Gas Company with 32 years of service. He was an avid Notre Dame fan, he loved gardening, camping, he enjoyed cutting wood, playing cards, tractor pulls and loved his dogs. He was a long time member of Calvary United Methodist Church.
He spent his lifetime building a legacy of true love with his family. His character was amazing and will never be forgotten. Our dad did not tell us how to love, he showed us.
Celebration of Life service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2222 West Indiana Avenue Elkhart, Indiana. Friends may call between noon and 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Calvary United Methodist Church or Center for Hospice.
Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with his care.
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