Janice Ann (Julian) Nilson

Born: Wed., Jul. 23, 1930
Died: Fri., Oct. 23, 2020


Private Family Services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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Janice Ann Nilson, 90, of Fishers, Indiana, formerly of Angola, Indiana, died on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Allisonville Meadows in Fishers, Indiana.

She was born on July 23, 1930 in Pleasant Lake, Indiana to Paul and Blanche (Clouse) Julian.  She married Clifton Nilson Jr. on July 2, 1950.

Janice worked on her own farm.  She drove school bus for the MSD of Steuben County for 20 years.  Janice also managed the Steuben County Campground before retiring.

She was a member of the Angola Christian Church; Ashley Chapter #229 of the Order of Eastern Stars, Psi Iota Xi Sorority Rho Chapter and a Farm Bureau member.  Janice also was a 4-H Leader for over 40 years.

Surviving is her husband, Clifton Nilson, Jr. of Fishers, Indiana; three daughters, Julee (Thomas) Slaughter of Springfield, Ohio, Janet (Jeff) Hobson of Anderson, Indiana and Jayne (Larry) King of Lafayette, Indiana; and daughter-in-law, Dawn Nilson of Angola.  Also surviving are her 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John Nilson on Dec. 24, 2004; brother, Max Julian and half-brother, Harold Koch.

Private family services will be held.  A  Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Angola Christian Church.

Charitable donations may be made in Janice's memory to the following organizations:

Alzheimer's Association

Angola Christian Church
1297 N 200 W, Angola, IN 46703
Tel: 260-665-3815

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Barbara Carr Harmsen
   Posted Sat October 24, 2020
Nilson family, So sorry about the passing your wife and mother. She was an icon in the community. She will be greatly missed by all of you as well as the community. She was very influential in my life! Prayers for comfort at this time.

Barb Carr Harmsen

Joyce Murden
   Posted Sun October 25, 2020
I remember Janice driving my school bus around Crooked Lake. The first time out she hit a stone wall and we had to exit from the back of the bus. She led a long, productive life and I remember her always laughing. My condolences to Cliff and the rest of the family.

Cindy Wells
   Posted Sun October 25, 2020
My deepest sympathy. Jan was a dedicated Psi Iota Xi sorority Sister, who was always there to help. So committed to the community. I remember her and her husband walking holding each other’s hand. I told her I thought that was so sweet that they held each other’s hand while taking a walk. She said her husband walked to fast and holding his hand kept him in line.😉

Sandra Myers
   Posted Thu October 29, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the family. i will miss Mom, I think of her when ever dial a phone.

Mindy Dygert MacDonald
   Posted Sun November 01, 2020
I have fond memories of Janice, from her time as one of our Campfire leaders growing up and, later, as bus driver for many of the teams that I coached at Angola. She was like a member of our teams and I would hate to try to count the number of times she drove us around The Mound as we returned home from a competition. My thoughts are with you all.

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