News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 11, 2013

Russ Austin Allen Nelson


TERRE HAUTE — Russ Austin Allen Nelson, 19, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Russ was born in Terre Haute, on June 6, 1994, the son of Bobby J. Forsythe and Russ S. Nelson. He attended Sarah Scott Middle School; he was a member of the Vigo County Conservation Club and a volunteer firefighter for the Nevins Township Fire Department. Russ had a passion for hunting, his family, and life. He will be greatly missed by many.  

Survivors include his parents; brother, Steven Nelson; sister, Promise Large; grandparents, Greg “papaw” and Rhonni “granny” Fohr; and aunt and uncle, Sherry “na na” and Richard “bobo” Kuhn.

A celebration of life will be held 12:30 p.m. today, Nov. 11, 2013, at Terre Haute Foursquare Church, 800 N. 13th St., with the Rev. Merrilyn Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials. Please join Russ’s family in sharing memories on his tribute wall at:

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