DAVID S. NELSON PORTAGE, IN David S. Nelson, age 78, of Portage, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born August 24, 1935 in Garyton, IN to Samuel and Pearl (Kingsbury) Nelson. David had worked for many years at Republic Steel. On November 16, 1982, he married his loving wife of 31 years, Mary Lou Payne, who preceded him in death on January 5, 2014. Survivors include his step-children: Dawn (Gene) Berghefer of Burns Harbor, Larry Payne of Valparaiso, Gene Payne of Florida, Darren Payne of Chesterton; grandchildren: Angie and Mick Berghefer of Burns Harbor, Kim Berghefer of Louisville, KY, Jay and Steven Payne of Texas; and great grandchildren: Austin and Kylie Berghefer. David was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Nelson; three sisters: Betty Hawkins, Edith Compass, and Ruth McCasland; and three brothers: Donald, Robert, and Raymond Nelson. Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory, a family memorial service will be held on Mother's Day to honor the memory of David and Mary Lou. MoellerFuneralHome.com
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Published in The Times on Apr. 18, 2014