Randy Dwane Nelson

May 11, 1964 — Nov. 17, 2010
CULVER — Randy Dwane Nelson, age 46, of Culver, formerly of Michigan City, died Wednesday, Nov. 17 at LaPorte Hospital.  
Randy was born May 11, 1964 in Michigan City to Emmitt (Alva) and Gloria (Smith) Nelson. His mother preceded him in death, his father survives in LaPorte.
Also surviving are his children: Charlie (Dara) Hale of Michigan City, Daniel (LaTonya) Nelson and Stephanie (Benjamin) Tanger, both of LaPorte, Rhianna (Steve) Howard of Bass Lake, Ron Jelinek of Rochester, and Jessica Jelinek of Monterey; grandchildren: Bradley Hale, Caleb Nelson, Annabelle Tanger, Christin Howard, Cortney Howard, and Beyonca Jelinek; lifelong companion and partner, Jeanette Jelinek of Culver; and sisters, Tracee (Mike) Podgorski and Trisha (Tom) Sosinski, both of Michigan City.  
He was preceded in death by his brother, Tim Nelson.
Randy had been self-employed as a carpenter/construction worker.
He enjoyed carpentry and loved to sing and play the guitar. He knew no strangers and always enjoyed telling a good story. He loved his family and will be missed by all he knew.           
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 at Carlisle Funeral home, 613 Washington St., Michigan City, with Pastor Kim Cole officiating. 
Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  
Burial will be in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens at a later date.  
Memorial contributions can be made to the Frontline Foundations, 802 Wabash Ave. Chesterton, IN, 46304.
To view his tribute, leave private or public condolences or sign the guest book, visit www.carlislefh.com.