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Lark Houston Nelson

November 2, 1940 — June 27, 2017

Lark Houston Nelson, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at West Branch Regional Medical Center. He had lived in St. Helen, MI for the past 13 years, formerly of Roscommon, MI. Lark was born on November 2, 1940 in New Madrid, MO to Lark and Clare (Hammonds) Nelson. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of employment. Lark was a member of the St. Helen Community Baptist Church and the Moose Lodge in Houghton Lake, MI. He was a ranger at The Dream Golf Course in West Branch for several years. Lark loved golf and was on the Monday Afternoon League with the Birch Pointe Golf Club in St. Helen. He was a Master Wood Carver and teacher. Lark enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and archery. As much as he enjoyed Michigan, he wintered in Valrico, FL.

Lark is survived by his son, Mark (Sarah) Nelson of Roscommon, MI; daughters, Tamara (James) Pipkin of Tecumseh, MI and Mauricia (Doug) Buchanan of Green Cove Springs, FL; grandchildren, Eric (Kristin) Buchanan, Sara Hall, Emily (John) Pazel, Ellen Buchanan, Trenton Nelson and Jacob Nelson; brother, Dennis (Sandra) Nelson of Waterford, MI; sisters, Betty (Raymond) Hanner of MO and Brenda (John) Dyson of MS; and lived with his good friend and companion of 13 years, Helen Copeland. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Virginia and Linda.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in St. Helen will begin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. with visitation starting at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Ken Peterson will officiate. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in St. Helen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Helen Community Baptist Church.

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com

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Visitation

Friday, June 30, 2017

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Homes - St. Helen

702 North Saint Helen Road, St. Helen, MI 48656

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 30, 2017

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Homes - St. Helen

702 North Saint Helen Road, St. Helen, MI 48656

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