Carl Edward Nelson

March 14, 1918 - May 19, 2013

03/14/1918 - 05/19/2013

Obituary for:
Carl Edward Nelson
Age: 95

Carl Edward Nelson, 95 of Irondale, Ohio died at his residence on Sunday, May 19, 2013 following a lengthy illness. He was born in Wellsville, OH on March 14, 1918 and was a son of the late Bernie and Ethel M. Parsons Nelson.

Living his entire life in this area, he worked for 49 years as a brakeman and conductor for Conrail before his retirement in 1983. Mr. Nelson attended Irondale United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the US Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the Aten Avenue Gang, enjoyed hunting, fishing gardening and loved to cut grass.

His wife Ethel M. “Dolly” Tice Nelson, whom he married on May 1, 1949 survives him at home.

Also surviving him is one son: Paul M. Nelson and his wife Cindy of Chester, WV; two daughters: Myra Striker and her husband Charles of Richmond, OH and Tina Schoolcraft and her husband David of Irondale, OH; one brother: Richard Nelson of Glenmoor, OH; two sisters: Mary Lou Duncan of Wellsville, OH and Midge Maple and her husband Gale “JR” of Calcutta, OH; five grandchildren: Veronica Talkington and her husband Scott, Doug Striker and his wife Christine, Paula Jackson and her companion Rob Harris, Tonya Wilson and her husband Andy and Natosha Athey; nine great grandchildren: James Talkington, Michael Goski, Daniel Dwyer, Kayla Striker, Tori Bowling, Matthew Bowling, Cedric Athey, Chiara Schoolcraft and Cecil Schoolcraft as well as three great great grandchildren: Lillian Talkington, Jacob Goski and Maddoxx LaClair.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers: Raymond Nelson, Leroy Nelson and Bernie J. Nelson as well as four sisters: Twila Miles, Wilma Budnyk, June Lavelle and Helen Tice.

Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Dan Crow of the church officiating.

Burial will follow in Hammondsville Cemetery where the Tri State Burial Group will accord military honors.

Following the Committal Service, family and friends will gather for food and fellowship at the Saline Township Complex.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Wellsville on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 3-5 and 6-8PM

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Cathy Nelson
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Dolly, Tina, Myra and famlies. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Your dad is reunited with my dad and all the other Nelsons, I bet they are having fun up there. Your dad was a wonderful man and will be missed so much by everyone. I wished I had seen him more but the times I did I will treasure. My love to you all.

7 years ago

Dear Dolly, Myra and Tina: Carl was the hardest working man i’ve ever known! I have lots of wonderful memories being neighbors with the Carl Nelson family. I am thinking of you all ! Sincerely…..Jimmy Nicholson Cuyahoga Falls, OH

7 years ago

Dolly & the rest of the family,

I am very sorry for your loss..Mr. Nelson was a Good Man..A lot of GREAT memories growing up around him..Please know ya’ll have my Heartfelt Thoughts & Prayers..God Bless to each & every family member..


Tyra & Michael Anderson

Jimmy Talkington
7 years ago

I love and miss you so much Pappy!

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard Ride Captain
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time. May you come to know that the love of God is always with you. Your memories of Carl will give you peace, comfort and strength…

Carl Edward Nelson will always be “A True American Hero” God Bless†

Mark Leyda
7 years ago

Mr. Nelson and our Dad were friends for almost ninety years, and our lives were filled with stories of the adventures of he and “Carie” in 1920’s and 1930’s Wellsville. Mr. & Mrs. Nelson attended our parents’ 50th and 60th wedding anniversary celebrations, and, a few years ago, Dad’s funeral. May Dad and Mr. Nelson now be reunited, and may God bless Mr. Nelson’s wonderful family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mark Leyda

Frank Drew Leyda
7 years ago

My deepest sympathy.


iva vandyke
7 years ago

Prayers for the loved ones

rob harris
7 years ago

prayers to the love ones

Darlene Lowery Cheney
7 years ago

So sorry and sad to hear this news…I have many fond memories of your family. Wishing you comfort and strength in this difficult time. Love to all of you.

7 years ago

Thoughts and prayers to you all! Carl was a wonderful man!Wishing you comfort and strength in this difficult time. Love to all of you.

John Stephens
7 years ago

Tina and Myra,

Sorry about your dad’s passing. You probably don’t remember me, but I do remember you two girls. We were neighbor kids in Cream City. Myself and my sister Toby. I didn’t think you girls and your parents were still around. I always wondered what happened to the kids in Cream City. I do remember your mom Dolly also. Once again I’m sorry on your dads passing.

Valerie Jackson
7 years ago

We are all so sad for your loss of your wonderful Carl. Prayers for your family and loved ones.