C. Nelson Havill,
88, Princeton IN, passed away on
Before retiring in 1985,
Nelson served Potter & Brumfield & AMF Intl. for 30 years as VP of
Marketing and VP of Intl. Strategic Planning. He led international efforts to
expand the company in Milano IT, Oxford ENG (where he
lived with his family for four years), and
Nelson served in the Army during WWII, commanding a tank platoon in combat and was battalion executive officer, 709th Tank Battalion. He retired in 1965 as Major in the Army Reserves.
He was active in 1st Presbyterian Church as deacon, elder, session member, teacher, and choir member for over 50 years and was consultant to other churches in the presbytery.
He graduated with high honors in electrical engineering from Rose Hulman in 1949, was a member of Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering society, and received Honor Alumnus recognition in 1999 for his dedicated support of the school. He was an avid gardener, bird watcher, and world traveler.
Nelson was born
Nelson is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Helen (Kairns) Havill of Princeton; 3 children, Karen Elizabeth (Havill) Bingham of Murfreesboro, TN, Debra Lynn Havill of Markleville IN and Thomas Nelson Havill of Indianapolis; 1 brother, Bud Havill of Avon, IN; 2 cousins Daniel Thyng and Nancy Bethel; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at on
Friends may visit from 4 until
on Monday at the Colvin Funeral Home in