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Obituary for Nelson Family

July 28, 2020
Elyria, Ohio

John, Robin, Gavin, Brianna, Liam


John R. Nelson, 44; Robin M. (nee Sergent) Nelson, 35; Gavin R. Nelson, 12; Brianna M. Nelson, 10, and Liam J. Nelson, 6, all of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly in their family home on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
John R. Nelson was born and raised in Elyria, where he attended Elyria City Schools and graduated from Elyria West in 1994. He was employed at Creative Packaging in Elyria for 26 years as a printer. He loved being a part of the kids sporting events, as both a spectator and coach. He was married to Robin for 11 years. He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and he loved The Steelers. He loved spending time with his family.
Robin M. (nee Sergent) Nelson, 35, was born and raised in Elyria, attending the Elyria City Schools and graduating from Elyria High School in 2001. She grew up attending Elyria Church of the Nazarene. She went to Ohio Business College and Tri-C in Parma to become an LPN and was pursuing her RN degree. She loved her time working at The Normandy in Westlake in the Alzheimer's Unit, and was most recently working at The Veterans' Administration in Sheffield. She enjoyed cooking, baking, taking her kids to the beach to look for beach glass, and taking them to all their sports and activities. She was a devoted wife and mother, and her kids and her family were her life.
Gavin R. Nelson, 12, was born and raised in Elyria. He attended Northwood Middle School where he was an honor student, a member of the Orchestra, and participated in Robotics building and competitions. He enjoyed hard rock music and playing his new electric guitar and posting videos on YouTube. He was involved in soccer with his Dad as his coach. He also loved playing his XBOX, hanging out with his family and friends and being "The Big Brother".
Brianna M. Nelson, 10, was born and raised in Elyria. She attended Crestwood Elementary School. She enjoyed tap dancing, jazz, and ballet. She also enjoyed playing volleyball and soccer with her Dad as her coach. She was learning how to become a good baker like her Momma. She loved her sleepovers with her Grandmas where they would do crafts, go to the library, bake together, and play video games. She was "all girl" and she was "The Princess" of the family.
Liam J. Nelson, 6, was raised in Elyria. He attended Horizon Preschool, where he was a good friend, student, and always had a big appetite. He enjoyed playing T-ball in the Elyria Parks and Rec Program with his Dad as his coach and was getting really good at it. He was "The Baby" of the family, who was an expert with his mean-mugging looks that he would give.
The family is survived by paternal mother Louise Nelson of Elyria; John's siblings Garry, Jr and Ginger; maternal parents Barb and Rodney Sergent of Elyria; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
They were preceded in death by John's father, Garry Lynn Nelson; Robin's sister, Rachel Lynn Sergent; and maternal grandma, Darlene Dunlap.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Elyria Church of the Nazarene, 1107 Clemens Avenue, Elyria on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 1PM w/ social distancing . A private interment will take place at a later date. Family and friends may call at the church Saturday from 11-1 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family.
Funeral arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria.

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