Nelson J. Morehouse, 95, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1917, in Goshen, Ind., to Samuel Guy and Lydia (Rowdabaugh) Morehouse. Nelson married Betty Josephine Pinkerton on Aug. 16, 1942; she preceded him in death in 1972.
Nelson was a lifetime resident who worked as an installer for Overhead Door and also was a farmer. He was a member of New Salem Church of the Brethren.
Nelson is survived by one son: Tom Morehouse, Milford, Ind.; a daughter: Carolyn (Blake) Baumgartner; four grandchildren: Tomi Sue Kauffman, Samuel Morehouse, Rhonda Long and Lisa Twenge; seven great-grandchildren: and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Lucille (Richard) Evans, and Louise (Edwin) Meek, both of Goshen, Ind.; four brothers: Glen (Vera) Morehouse, Milford; John (Marion) Morehouse, Goshen; Eldon (Louise) Morehouse, Muncie; and Dean (Eleanor) of New Paris, Ind.
Nelson was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers: Dale, Everett and Herb Morehouse; a grandson: Jonathan; and daughter-in-law: Joyce.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Mishler Funeral Home, Milford. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Gary Colby officiating. Burial will follow in Leesburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Association or New Salem Church.