Nelson Reaker, 73

Nelson Reaker, 73, of Gas City, IN (formerly of Winamac, IN) passed away at 4:51 PM Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Marion General Hospital in Marion, IN.  He was born on July 21, 1946 in Bremen, IN to the late Earl M. and Erma Mae [Rans] Reaker. 


Nelson enjoyed being outside, especially doing yard work and mowing the lawn.  He loved working on the family farm and driving the tractor.  Nelson also enjoyed watching old black and white TV shows like The Lone Ranger and Gunsmoke as well listening to old time radio programs.  He also loved to watch football games on TV, and regardless of who was playing, he cheered for every touchdown.   Nelson’s favorite holiday was Thanksgiving!  He was known to prepare everyone for the big day at least two weeks prior by saying, “big turkey”!   


Nelson will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. 


He is survived by:

Rosemary Scurry, Waycross, GA Sister

Owen Reaker, Winamac, IN Brother

Darlene (Merlin) Kreighbaum, Plymouth, IN Sister

Elaine Lee, Waycross, GA Niece

Bonnie Waggoner, Waycross, GA Niece

Susan Taylor, Waycross, GA Niece

Cathy Herrin, Bell Buckle, TN Niece

JD Kreighbaum, Terre Haute, IN Nephew

Several Great Nieces and Nephews




Preceded in death by:

Earl M. and Erma Mae [Rans] Reaker, Parents

Donald Reaker, Brother

Jay Reaker, Nephew

Earl Teitsch, Nephew


Graveside Services will be held at 2:30 PM EDT on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the Bremen Cemetery in Bremen, IN.


Burial will take place at the Bremen Cemetery in Bremen, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to PEAK Community Services.


Online Tributes may be offered at


Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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