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robert-nelson-obit-photoLOUISVILLE, KY (October 11, 2016) — A memorial service for retired Covenant pastor Robert “Bob” W. Nelson, 79, was held Thursday, September 22, at Okolona Christian Church. He died Monday, September 19.

Bob was born May 17, 1937, in Turlock, California, to Rev. Wesley and Margaret Nyquist Nelson. Bob graduated from North Park with a master of divinity degree in 1964. He ministered to churches in California, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, and Kentucky.

Among those who preceded him in death include his first wife, Elaine Hawkinson Nelson; sister, Marjorie Sundquist; and his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Peck Nelson; four daughters, Karen Nelson Lane, Cathy Habermehl, Nancy Haysley, and Marcia Embry; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.



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  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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