May 07, 2007
May 07, 2007
Nelson L. Yard, 94, of West Toledo, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at Lake Park Comfort Care Hospice. He was born March 10, 1913, in Toledo, to John Caleb and Nellie Olive (Longacre) Yard. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years , Virginia (Smith) Yard; brothers, Kenneth, Harold, Harry and Norman Yard, Sr. and sister, Clara (Yard) Duval and great-grandson, Jason. He attended a one-room school until Lake High School was built. Nelson drove bus for Community Traction Company for 25 years and then sold Stanley Home Products, with his wife. Nelson and Virginia were members of Plymouth Congregational Church until it merged with Mayfair Congregational Church to become Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Christian Church. Since retiring, he has worked for Atlas World Travel, enjoyed bowling, golfing and traveling. Nelson is survived by his son Dennis (Karen) Yard of Troy, MI, daughters, Carole (David) Tanner of Toledo and Donna (John) Sharp of Erie, MI; grandchildren, Gin (Rock) Lacey, Cindy (Jim) Kowalski, Kris (Tom) Shaw, Jim Sharp and Janna (Jose) Ruiz. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Amanda Gallagher; Jim, John and Jessica Kowalski, Curtis and Morgan Shaw, Brendon Sharp, Jose, Julianna and Joaquin Ruiz; great-great-grandchild, Rylee Kowalski and special friend, Phyllis Dimmerling of Boyne City, MI. Family and friends are invited to visit from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, May 10th, in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue , (between Douglas and Secor Roads). Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11th, in Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Christian Church, 5253 Bennett Road, where friends may also visit from 9-10 a.m. Interment in Toledo Memorial Park. Tributes may be made to Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Christian Church Building Fund.
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