Debra J. Nelson

Debra J. Nelson, age 69, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green. She was born on February 22, 1953, in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late Jack & Colene (Armitage) Haylett. Debra married Douglas Nelson on July 9, 1982, in Bowling Green.

Surviving Debra is her loving husband of 40 years, Doug; children, Bobbi (William) Garner of Bradner, Laura (Joe) Bailey of Jerry City, Jamie (Jessica Avina) Palmer of Bowling Green, Danielle Palmer of Rudolph, Jeremy (Heidi) Palmer of Portage; step-children, Jennifer (Chris) Behnfeldt of Toledo, Jason (Mari) Nelson of Leipsic, Jaclyn (William) Jones of North Carolina; brothers, Mike (Patty) Haylett, Biff Whitman; and many grandchildren & great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack & Colene; and sisters, Gaye Lynn Calcamuggio & Jacki Ann Bowerman.

Debra was a homemaker and a very devoted stay at home Mom who dearly loved and cherished all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and dogs. Among many hobbies she enjoyed crafting, traveling to Amish Country and flea markets, and cooking; her specialties were lasagna and potato soup.

Friends will be received from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne, Ohio, where a Celebration of Life Service will begin Wednesday at 1:00 PM. Burial will be at Rudolph Cemetery, with a bereavement luncheon to follow at the Rudolph Civic Center. Memorial donations may be made to Bridge Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to Debra’s family at