Nelson Tuggle


Nelson E.

Nelson E. Tuggle, 73, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Parkview Hospital. Born in Swanton, OH. Nelson was a Vietnam War Navy Veteran. He worked for B.F. Goodrich for 32 years, retiring in 1994. Nelson was Assistant Scout Master of Troop 454 in Harlan, IN for many years. He was also a member of the Foresters. Nelson's passions were family and fishing. He spent his free time fishing in Okeechobee, FL, or any other place he could find. Nelson had a natural gift to create and build about anything. His loving, helping, and giving personality will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his mother, Maxine Zychowicz of Leo; daughter, Karen (David Dize) Tuggle-Dize of Leo, Kristine (Rusty Denham) Tuggle of Leo; son, Robert (Tammy) Tuggle of Roscoe, IL; sister, Marylin (Richard) Shaw of Harlan; stepsisters, Judy Wiles of Wabash, Chris Carner of Temperance, MI; step-brother, Frank Zychowicz Jr. of Toledo, OH; grandchildren, Stephanie (Billy) Kulpa, Andrew (Tamara) Tuggle, Heather, Austin, Lia, Anthony, Ashton, Logan Tuggle, Chris, Nick, and Aly Dize; great-grandchildren, Madison, Triston with one on the way. Nelson was preceded in death by father, Earl Tuggle; wife, Phyllis Tuggle; brother, David Tuggle, and stepsister, Sandy Rice.

Service is 2:00 pm, Monday, August 5, 2013, at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior, Fr. Timothy Wrozek officiating. Calling at the Funeral Home, Sunday, August 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the New Haven Adams Township Fire Department. To sign the online guest book, go to

Funeral Home

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park
4017 Maplecrest Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 426-9494

Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 3, 2013