Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

February 8, 2014

Albert 'Burl' Nelson

May 16, 1917-Feb. 7, 2014

LAGRANGE — Albert “Burl” Nelson, D.D.S., 96, of LaGrange, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

He was a lifetime resident of LaGrange County. He practiced Dentistry from 1940 to 1987 in LaGrange.

Burl attended Goshen College and graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He was a member of the LaGrange First United Methodist Church, a life member of the LaGrange American Legion Post #215, former member of the LaGrange Rotary Club and a former LaGrange High School board member.

He was also a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving his country with the 20th United States Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees) in Okinawa.

He was born on May 16, 1917, in Shipshewana to Joseph E. and Amanda (Mishler) Nelson.

On Nov. 28, 1940, A.B. married Grace M. Murray in New York. She survives in LaGrange.

Also surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Thomas Helmkamp of LaGrange; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Craig and Linda Nelson of Fort Wayne and Roger and Leslie Nelson of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

His parents, a stepmother, Irma Eash, and three brothers, Vinton, Gary and Kay O. Nelson, preceded Burl in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the LaGrange First United Methodist Church, 209 West Spring St., LaGrange. Rev. Chris Danielson will be officiating.

Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange with Military Rites being conducted by the LaGrange American Legion Post #215.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange.

Memorials may be contributed to the LaGrange First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBT GN0801 Vukosavljevic obit photo Milan 'Mile' Vukosavljevic ELKHART — Milan “Mile” Vukosavljevic, 92, passed away peacefully Saturday evening in his home surrounded by family. Milan was born Sept. 8, 1921 in Drljace, Yugoslavia, to Dusan and Ana (Saponja) Vukosavljevic. He married Renate Simmat of Solingen, G

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0801 Kalb obit photo Ruth E. Kalb PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Ruth E. Kalb, 97, formerly of Bucyrus, passed away Wednesday at Altercare of Mentor. Born July 3, 1917 in Akron, Ohio, she was the first of four children born to Esta and Albert Taylor. She was married to Marvin Kalb in 1941. In h

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert Ellsworth Goss ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Robert E. Goss, 71, died July 24 at his home in St. Augustine. He succumbed to chronic respiratory illness. He was born Nov. 8, 1942, in Goshen, Ind., to Ellsworth C. and Myrtle (Summer) Goss. His wife, Chris Klein-Goss, survive

    July 31, 2014

  • Arlene D. Scheidler ELKHART — Arlene D. Scheidler, 95, died Wednesday at Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She married Albert H. Glenn in 1938; he died in 1960. In 1965, she married Earl Scheidler, who died in 1979. She is survived by a daughter, Sueann (Richa

    July 31, 2014

  • Arrangements pending for Aug. 1, 2014 These arrangements and services appeared in the Aug. 1, 2014 edition of The Goshen News.

    July 31, 2014

  • OBT GN0731 Fisher obit photo John J. Fisher GOSHEN — John J. Fisher died suddenly Monday morning at his home at Waterford Crossing. He was 88 years old. He was born June 28, 1926 in Bloomsburg, Pa., to John J. Fisher Sr. and Alma Warye Fisher. His father was a faculty member at Bloomsburg Stat

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0731 OReilly obit photo Patricia P. O'Reilly GOSHEN — Patricia P. O’Reilly, 87, died Tuesday at Greencroft Goshen Health Care. She was born Dec. 12, 1926 in London, England, to Ralph C. Pond and Mary C. (Ashton) Pond. She and her mother immigrated to the United States after the death of her fat

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0731 Troyer, Orpha obit photo Orpha S. Troyer GOSHEN — Orpha S. Troyer, 86, formerly of Middlebury, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at her residence. She was born Jan. 16, 1928 in Elkhart County, to Samuel and Lizzie (Yoder) Thomas. On Aug. 17, 1947, she married Lester C. Troyer in Elkhart County. He

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0731 Frantz obit photo Lloyd Paul Frantz GOSHEN — Lloyd Paul Frantz, 89, died 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa. He was born May 17, 1925 in Lehighton, Pa., to Morgan and Mary S. (Stimmel) Frantz. He married Helen (Rohrer) Frantz Aug. 8, 1946, at the Bethel Missionary C

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0731 Hess obit photo Esther K. Hess GOSHEN — Esther K. Hess, 95, died Tuesday afternoon at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, to Titus L. and Priscilla (Shantz) Kolb. On March 1, 1943, she married Charles V. Hess in Goshen. He died Dec

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Poll

Classes at Goshen Community Schools and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School will begin the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, Aug. 7. School corporations throughout the state have been trending toward earlier start dates the past few years. When do you think school should start?

I think early August is a good time to start
I think later in August would be a good time to start
I think school should start after Labor Day
     View Results