Nelson D. "Sleepy" Tremaine, age 85 and a resident of Elyria, passed away at
his home Friday, January 4, 2019 surrounded by family.
Nelson was born August 7, 1933 in Lorain to the late Charles and Laurabelle
(nee Horton) Tremaine. He served in the Marine Corps. during the Korean
Conflict. Sleepy was retired from the Ford Motor Company, Avon Lake, where
he was a tow motor operator. He retired in 1989 after 31 years of
employment. Sleepy enjoyed bowling and golf, and was a member of Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 9871, North Ridgeville and Amvets Post 32, Elyria,
where he was a member of the Marine Corps League.
Survivors include his daughter Anna M. Young of Elyria, son David Tremaine
Sr. of Lorain, eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, brothers Dale
Tremaine of Lorain, Alan (Jeannette) Tremaine of Florida, and nieces and
In addition to his parents, Nelson was preceded in death by his wives
Jeannette (nee Fracchione) (2000) and Sherri (nee Breastler) (2007), brother
Charles Tremaine Jr., and sisters Violet Thomas, Margaret Rivers, and
There will be a memorial service at noon on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at VFW
Post 9871, 6805 Lear Nagle Road, North Ridgeville. The Marine Corps of
Amvets Post 32 will also participate. Friends will be received from 11:30
a.m. until the time of service. Private family interment in Ohio Western
Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.
Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain, entrusted with arrangements.