Clifton Nordell Nilson Jr., 93, of Lafayette, Indiana, formerly of Angola, Indiana, died on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Creasy Springs Health Campus, Lafayette, Indiana.
He was born on July 1, 1929, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Clifton N. Nilson Sr. and Thelma M. (Butz) Nilson Tuttle.
Clifton graduated from Angola High School in 1947 and received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.
He married Janice Ann Julian on July 2, 1950.
Clifton worked on his own farm. He drove school bus for the MSD of Steuben County for 30 years. Clifton and his wife, Janice, managed the Steuben County Campground for many years.
He was a member of the Angola Masonic Lodge #236, Ashley Eastern Star #229 and a Farm Bureau member since 1950.
Surviving are his daughters, Julee (Thomas) Slaughter of Springfield, Ohio, Janet (Jeff) Hobson of Anderson, Indiana and Jayne (Larry) King of Lafayette, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Dawn Nilson; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Janice Nilson on October 23, 2020, and son, John Nilson on December 24, 2004.
Funeral Services will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2023, at the Weicht Funeral Home in Angola, Indiana. Officiating will be John Coney, Minister.
Visitation will be from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2023, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Angola Christian Church.