Gladys Barbara Nelson

Gladys Barbara Nelson, 90, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at 10:56 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Brentwood of La Porte.


She was born September 3, 1931, in La Porte, Indiana, to William F. and Ida (Raffle) Miller.


Gladys was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, La Porte. She and her husband Lloyd enjoyed many travels all over the U.S. in their motorhome. She liked to cook and was an excellent blue gill fisherwoman. In her later years, she loved doing puzzles, word games and playing Bingo.


On August 12, 1950, in La Porte, Indiana, she married Lloyd John Nelson, who preceded her in death August 21, 2019.


Also preceding in death were her parents; five brothers; and four sisters.


Surviving are her two sons, Douglas (Barb) Nelson of Blue Ridge, GA and Steven (Kathy) Nelson of La Porte, IN; five grandchildren, Michael (Amanda) Nelson, Alyssa Staley, Joshua (Andrea) Nelson, Jonna (Greg) Foos, and Audra (Brian) Hart; along with seventeen great-grandchildren.


Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City.


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