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Larry F. Nelson, age 77 of Salem, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017, in St. Vincent Salem Hospital.

Born December 11, 1939 in Marion, Indiana, he was the son of the late Gerald and Ruby (Pulley) Nelson.

He was the owner/operator of the old Nelson’s Heating and Air in Marion, was a former HVAC teacher at Ivy Tech, and was a certified rifle instructor with the NRA.

He was currently President and Treasurer of the Friends of the Salem Library and a tutor with SOAR.

He was an avid supporter of the Friends of Beck’s Mill, a volunteer with the Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Salem Senior Citizens’ Center.

He married October 15,1994 to Jeannette Alice (Lynn) Nelson, who passed away August 31, 2015.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Susan (Mark) Artherhults, Marion, Indiana and Sally Fear, Clearwater, Florida; Son: Mark (Nick Paternostro) Nelson, Delray Beach, Florida; Brother: Jim (Karma) Nelson, Montana; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 son, Steven Nelson and 1 brother, George Nelson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Sunday at the Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem and from Noon until the time of the services on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at the Raven Choate Funeral Home in Marion, Indiana.

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday at the Raven Choate Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Grant Memorial Park in Marion.

Memorial Contributions: Friends of Beck’s Mill Washington County Community Foundation P.O. Box 50 Salem, Indiana 47167.