Phillip Loran Nelson

May 13, 1944February 28, 2018

Phillip Loran Nelson, 73, of Indianapolis, died February 28, 2018. He was born May 13, 1944. He worked a Eli Lilly and Company in the capsule plant. Phil was a member of the Prospect Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing and had a great love for his family. He is survived by his wife Karen Pickard Nelson, sons Rodney Nelson, Randy Nelson, step children Christina Bishop, James Hayden. 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild. A celebration of Phil’s life will be Wednesday March 7 at noon at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary with visitation from 11 until service time. Burial will be at Lincoln Memory Garden. Memorial contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Condolences may be offered at


  • Dona Pauline Nelson, Mother
  • Loran Clifford Nelson, Father
  • Karen Nelson, Wife
  • Rodney Nelson, Son
  • Randy Nelson, Son
  • Christina Bishop, Step Daughter
  • James Hayden, Step Son
  • Phil is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and 5 step grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Phillip Loran Nelson

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Clyde and Marlene McAdams

March 5, 2018

To the family of Philip L. Nelson
Our heartfelt condolences at this sad time . Our family went to church with Phil's family at Garfield Park Church of God when Phil was growing up. We thought so much of Philip we named our son after him. We were friends of his parents and grandparents. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Clyde and Marlene McAdamGreenwood In.