Nelson Paul Kearns

Nelson Paul Kearns, 59, of Lewistown, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Born June 27, 1959, in Lewistown, he was a son of Ralph Paul Kearns and Lola (Henry) Kearns. His father preceded him in death on July 22, 2017.

Surviving are: his sons, John Paul Kearns and Timothy Kearns; and his daughter, Lisa Hopple and husband, Bradley, all of Mifflin County. Also surviving are: his grandchildren, Elayna, Caleb and Gavin Hopple, and Lexi, Jacob and Malachi Kearns; and his former wife and mother of his children, Elaine (Dorman) Kearns.

Nelson is also survived by his brother, Brian and wife, Susan. His sister, Christine Burd, preceded him in death on July 21, 1975. His brother-in-law, Stephen L. Burd, lives in California. His only surviving uncle is the Rev. Carl H. Kearns and wife, Phyllis, of New Jersey.

He enjoyed being an uncle to Jason Kearns and wife, Amy, of Colorado, Megan Davis and husband, John, Lindsay Shatto and husband, Eric, of Mifflin County.

Nelson loved his family and his extended family, especially his Kearns and Henry cousins and his many friends. He enjoyed telling stories about the good times he shared with all of them. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and many photos show him seated on various models, both past and more current.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Little Valley Presbyterian Church in Vira, with the Rev. James Park Bricker officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Nelson’s name to the church at 1392 Vira Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

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