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Franklin Lewis "Frank" Nelson

 
May 10, 1935 - February 29, 2016
 

Reverend Franklin Lewis Nelson, 80, of Springfield died at 5:45 am Monday, February 29, 2016 at Aperion Care in Jacksonville, IL. He was born on May 10, 1935 in Pekin to Edwin J. and Gertrude Crooks Nelson. He married Phyllis E. Ford on April 9, 1976 and she preceded him in death on February 14, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Sam Nelson. Surviving are two nephews, Michael and Edwin Nelson and three step grandchildren, John, Jeremiah and Brandy Olmstead.

Reverend Nelson was a member of Springfield Southern Baptist Church. He had previously served as Pastor at several churches including Fairview Baptist Church in Springfield and Interim Pastor at Havana Southern Baptist Church. He retired from the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services after 37 years of service. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

Visitation: 12 – 1 pm Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Michael Keppler officiating. Burial will follow at Horse Creek Cemetery in Pawnee.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 01:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Time: 01:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Horse Creek Cemetery

Address:

, Pawnee, IL,

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Salvation Army or YMCA


Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 01:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Time: 01:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Horse Creek Cemetery

Address:

, Pawnee, IL,

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Salvation Army or YMCA


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