Princeton Daily Clarion, February 2004


Ralph E. Nelson

FRANCISCO - Ralph E. Nelson, 66, died on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 at 8:10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. 

He was born in Princeton, October 20, 1937.

He was a farmer and an Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.

He spent most of his lifetime living Francisco.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Ruby (Miskell) Nelson.

Survivors include his companion of 20 years, Ann Beck of Francisco; children, Kelly DeWeese of Evansville, Lisa Readman of Las Vegas, Nev., Gordon Nelson of Overland Parke, Kan., Tracy Leonard of Fayetteville, N.C., Rick Nelson, Debra Nelson and Kathy Nelson; grandchildren, Braidon and Alex Utley of Las Vegas, Tyler and Trevor DeWeese of Evansville, David Leonard, Josh Leonard, Stormy Leonard and Ava Nelson; and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Colvin Funeral Home. Friends and family will gather at the Colvin Funeral Home for the memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or Aplastic anemia and MDS International Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.