INDIANAPOLIS – A veteran and retired postal worker missed his funeral after his remains were lost in the mail delivery process.
The ashes of Richard Nelson, who once served in the Navy, remain missing.
Years after leaving the military, Nelson headed for Arizona and left specific instructions to his family on how he wanted services handled following his death.
In July, the funeral home in Arizona mailed Nelson’s remains on August 1, and the tracking number stated it was to arrive in Indianapolis August 2.
Nelson’s nephew, Scott Hare, had plans to drive the ashes to Michigan for services – but he never received the package.