Nelson Ponsler, 75

Nelson Ray Ponsler, 75, of North Vernon, passed away at 9:41 a.m. on Tuesday,
September 5, 2023, at his residence. He was born on March 14, 1948, in Jennings
County, the son of Harlace M. and Ruth E. (Mozingo) Ponsler. He graduated from
North Vernon High School in 1966 and had served in the Indiana National Guard.
Nelson was a lifelong farmer and sold corn and soybeans for Glick Seed for many
years. He was a member of the Zenas Baptist Church, where is served as a
trustee. He enjoyed attending church services and the Men’s Coffee & Question
Group. He served as director to the Westport Community Volunteer Fire Department
for many years. He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with friends and family
and attending his grandchildren’s school and sporting events. Nelson collected
antique tractors and participated in the tractor parade every year at the
Jennings County Fair. In his younger years he enjoyed pulling tractors at the
fair. Most of all he loved his family and was proud of his children and
grandchildren. He married Norma Jean Burgess on January 6, 1973, at the Westport
Baptist Church. His wife Jean survives, along with his daughter, Holly Jean
Huckelberry (Fiancé, Chris Gambrel) of Westport; his son, Bradley Ray (Emily)
Ponsler of North Vernon; his brother, James L. (Charlene) Ponsler of North
Vernon; his seven grandchildren, Lydia and Natalie Ponsler, Garrett and Anna
Huckelberry, Creed, Ben and Judah Gambrel and several nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Nancy Ann Perkins. Funeral
services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at the Bass & Gasper
Funeral Home with Pastor Mitch Harrell officiating. The burial will follow at
Rockcreek Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, September 9,
2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday one hour prior to service at the
funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Zenas Baptist Church,
Westport Volunteer Fire Department or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at
www.bassgasper.com

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