Robert G. Nelson,
77, of Kouts, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
He was born July 4,
1940, in Hammond, to Gerald and Ann (Strand) Nelson, and graduated from
Chesterton High School.
Bob worked as a
Lineman for NIPSCO for 42 years. He enjoyed bird watching and hunting. Bob
was a hardworking, generous, and funny man with many great friends. He was a
loving father, whose life revolved around his children. Bob will be deeply
Bob is survived by
his special friend, Ruby Hoover; children: Robert Nelson of Valparaiso,
Robin Koziczynski of Chesterton, Tammy (Steve) Carmichael of Valparaiso,
Dawn (Dan) Byron of Marlborough, MA, Autumn Joiner of Valparaiso;
step-children: Steve and Scott Aherns, Susan Koors; many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; siblings: Nancy Adams and David Nelson; and his beloved
four-legged friend, Roxy.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, two wives, one sister, and one brother.
A visitation will
be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Moeller
Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a funeral service
beginning at 12 noon. Cremation to follow with burial of ashes at Chesterton
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.