Louise (Norton) Nelson, 86, of Berne, IN, passed away at 12:01 AM on Sunday, February 07, 2016 at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne, IN. She was born on Thursday, March 21, 1929, in Brookville, IN. She married Harold "Gene" Nelson on Friday, June 19, 1953 in Portland, Indiana. Louise worked at C.T.S. in Berne, IN, Kroger in Portland, IN and at the Bryant Truck Stop in Bryant, IN. She was also a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and her Harmonica. She was a former resident of Bryant, IN.
Survivors include: sister - Juanita Miracle, Decatur, IN; brother - Bobby Gene Norton, Berne, IN; sister-in-law - Ruth Miller, Berne, IN and Jo (Fred) Zeik, Rockford, OH; nieces & nephews – Several; great nieces & nephews – Several and several gr. gr. nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her: husband - Harold "Gene" Nelson; parents- Silas and Maggie (Hilton) Norton; brothers - Paul Norton, Floyd Norton and Walter Norton; 2 sisters - Mae Ellenberger and Evelyn Clark
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home 100 N Washington Street Geneva on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Friday, February 12, 2016 from 10:00 AM to11:00 at the funeral home.
A service to celebrate Louise’s life will be at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 12, 2016 with the Rev. Wilbur Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Geneva.
Preferred memorials: Geneva V.F.W. Post