Wayne H. Nelson, 82, of Petersburg passed away on Wednesday June 3, 2020. Wayne was born on September 5, 1937, the youngest son of John L. Nelson and Ethel L. (Ice) Nelson.
He married his roller skating sweetheart, Sharon Darlene Nelson, on June 11, 1959. She preceded him in death in 2012.
Wayne was a lifetime member of Hamline Chapel United Methodist Church.
He worked as a member of Indiana Laborer and Hod, while taking care of his loving family.
He is survived by his daughter, Carole (Robert) O'Rourke of Petersburg and son Brian W. Nelson of Bloomington. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Shawn (Laura) O'Rourke of Brownsburg and Kelsey (Barry) Strong of Petersburg, along with five great-grandchildren, Nolan and Alton O'Rourke, Aurora, Alistair and Alaric Strong.
He is also survived by his brother Bert Nelson of Terre Haute, and many nieces and nephews.
Wayne was also preceded in death by his parents and brothers Russell and Boyde.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a graveside service will be held at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Paul Newton officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Wayne's honor to Somebody's Place and may be mailed to 27 West Locust Street, Petersburg, IN 47567.
Arrangements under the care of Harris Funeral Home.
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