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Charles "Chuck" Ray Nelson

November 17, 1951 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 66)

Charles “Chuck” Ray Nelson, 66, lost his battle with cancer January 16, 2018 at Springhill Village surrounded by family. He was born November 17, 1951 in Muncie, Indiana to Raymond Nelson and Norma Rennecker Nelson. Chuck grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana before moving to Princeton, Indiana where he graduated from Princeton High School. He was an Eagle Scout and went to college at Purdue University. He then joined the Army Reserves and married the love of his life, Jane. They moved to Vincennes, Indiana where they began their family before moving to Terre Haute, Indiana in 1986 where Chuck was a Residential Electrician and a long time member of the NECA IBEW Local 725. He was proud to have worked for Crown Electric for 28 years.

Chuck enjoyed working with people, he made countless friends, and took pride in being able to do things for and helping others. He was an extraordinary handy-man and wood craftsman which he was always happy to share his talents with everyone, especially his grandsons. He loved watching Purdue basketball, Colts football, and enjoyed playing golf. He was a very kind and caring man dedicating much of his free time to volunteering with Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 14th & Chestnut , and Christmas in April.

Chuck is preceded in death by his father Raymond Nelson, sister Janice Garrison, and son in law Daniel Banks. He is survived by his mother Norma, his wife of 45 years Jane; daughters Cheri Banks, Carri Canada (Kelly Wills), and Cassi Price (Roy); grandchildren Nicholas, Taylor, Matthew, Camron, Alexis, Chase, Jaxson, and Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be held at DeBaun Funeral Home on Sunday, January, 21st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a service to follow at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Bill Felts will be officiating. Online condolences can be made at

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