1995 Nelson Sines


Nelson Sines was born on a farm in Deer Creek Township in 1928. He attended school in Delphi and graduated in 1946. Nelson married his neighbor girl, Pearl Johns, in 1948 and they started farming in 1949. Their farming career began on the Ralph Reagan Farm, which they now own. They have 3 sons; Charles, Mark, and John, and seven grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

Nelson has devoted a large portion of his life to service for Carroll County. He has been very active in the Delphi Presbyterian Church where he has served as Deacon & Elder. Nelson has been a member of the IOOF Lodge since he was 18 years old. He is presently serving on the Advisory Board of Farm Credit Services and he was the Township Director for Deer Creek Township to the Carroll County Pork Producers for over 20 years. He has served on the Extension Board and was instrumental in hiring some of the past Extension Agents for Carroll County.

Farm Bureau has been a big part of Nelson’s life as he has been President of Farm Bureau Incorporated for the last 8 years and he is Public Director on Carroll County Farm Bureau co-op Board.

Nelson and Pearl have farmed and raised hogs all their married life until the hogs left in 1995.

Nelson has spent countless hours away from the farm to attend meeting and seminars for the various organizations he represented. He felt a strong commitment to serve his fellow man.

February 11, 2010

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