Lewis H. Nelson, 89, of Clearfield died on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at his home.
He was born on June 28, 1928 in Clearfield, a son of the late A.C. and Helen (Schucker) Nelson.
Mr. Nelson had been employed as a plumber, retiring in 1990. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. A member of the Old Town Sportsmen's Club, he was known for his horseshoe throwing ability. Mr. Nelson was also a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Clearfield
A veteran of the US Army, Mr. Nelson served during Korea.
He is survived by six children, Charlotte Smith and husband David of Grafton, OH, Randy 'Butch' Nelson and wife Sandy of Glen Richey, Terry Palovcsik and husband Denny of Clearfield, Chuck Nelson and wife Edie of Clearfield, Roger Nelson and wife Cathy of Clearfield and Brenda Carter and husband Ed of Clearfield; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Louise Lindberg, Jeanette Carns and husband Wayne, and Patsy Rhone, all of Clearfield; and a brother, Lee Nelson of DuBois.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte E. (McKendrick) Nelson on March 3, 2008 and whom he wed September 15, 1950 in Clearfield. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Joni Lou Nelson; a sister, Lucille Flegal; a brother, Lynn Nelson; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Monday at 7 PM with Rev. Kenneth Leonard officiating.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 4-7 PM.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Old Town Sportsmen's Club, 493 Mann Road, Clearfield.
To sign the on-line guestbook go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.