Name:    Robert Howe Nelson

From:  The Lebanon Reporter, Lebanon, Indiana
Date:  Tuesday, April 22, 1980

Dr. Robert H. Nelson, 72, a life resident of Boone County and a dentist for 50 years, died Monday morning at his home, Route 3, Lebanon.

Dr. Nelson was reared and educated in Boone County, having graduated in 1925 from Lebanon High School.  He graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1929 and had practiced in Lebanon nearly 50 years, retiring a few years ago because of poor health.

He had always devoted much of his time to the management of his farm interests west of Lebanon and was an avid fisherman, spending much time at his home on Dogtooth Lake in Canada.  He also enjoyed golf.

Dr. Nelson was a friendly humble individual known for his kindness, especially to patients and was a quiet, soft-spoken person who was greatly admired and respected by his professional peers and his wide circle of friends.

He was a member of the Central Christian Church, the Indianapolis Athletic Club, Ulen Country Club and the Lebanon Elks Lodge having served as a trustee and exulted ruler of the Elks.  He also was a member of the Indiana and American Dental Associations, the Ben Hur Dental Society and Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity.

Born July 29, 1907, he was the son of Samuel O. and Elizabeth (Buchanan) Nelson, both natives of Boone County.  He was married in Lafayette Jan. 10, 1929 to Alma C. Lesley, who survives.

In addition to the wife, he leaves sons, Robert L. Nelson, of Route 3, Lebanon, David L. Nelson of Culver and John L. (Jack) Nelson of Route 3 Lebanon; and seven grandchildren.  Three brothers; Frank, Charles, and Carl Nelson and a grandson preceded him in death.

Last rites are arranged for 11 a.m. Thursday at Myers Chapel of Memories with Dr. James F. Morin officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Committal services will be held at Powell Memorial Chapel.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Mortuary.