Kenneth L. Nelson
(October 7, 1938 - December 15, 2011)
Kenneth L. Nelson, age 73, of Greenwich,
died Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the Rehabilitation
& Nursing Center
at Firelands, New
London after a 10 month illness. He was born October
7, 1938 in New London, Ohio, son of the late Cloyd
and Dorothy (Harner) Nelson. Ken was a self employed
welder/fabricator. He was known worldwide in the drag racing business as the
owner and driver of the “Cool Bus” wheelstander
(www.coolbus.net) Ken was also a talented singer and bass player. He will be
greatly missed by family, friends and fans. We, the entire Nelson family want
to thank God and all who cared and prayed during this challenging year.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anita
(Westfall) Nelson; daughters, Christy Simonds of
Roanoke, Alabama and Amanda Osterland of New
London; 3 granddaughters, Gabrielle, Isabelle and Bella Osterland;
brothers, Gary Nelson of Lake Placid, Florida and Jim Nelson of Grant, Florida
and sister, Sharon Ward of Norwalk.
may call from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December
20, 2011 at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200
West Main St., New London.
Pastor Dan Moore will officiate the service. Burial
will take place at a later date. Memorials if desired may be given to the First
Baptist Church of New London, 432
Park Ave., New London, Ohio 44851 or to the Benefit Fund in Ken’s
name at the Sutton Bank, 51 Park Ave., New London.