Nina Musselman, 91

Nina Louise Musselman, 91, Bloomington, Minn., and formerly of rural Peru, passed away in the morning on May 30, at her residence in Friendship Village in Bloomington, Minn.

She was born on the Carson Family Farm. She was the daughter of James Andrew and Marie K. Stowman Carson. On June 1, 1941, she married her high school sweetheart, Raymond E. Musselman in the living room of their farm home. Together they farmed and raised their two children, Janet L. Musselman Hunter and Robert L. Musselman.

Nina graduated from Jefferson Township High School in Mexico, Ind. She was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren where she served as treasurer, deaconess, Bible school teacher, Sunday school teacher, and youth leader, as well as being the treasurer of the Middle Indiana District of the Church of the Brethren.

Mrs. Musselman was first and foremost the supportive wife of Raymond in his political career as an Indiana State Representative, as organizer of the North Miami Consolidated School District, and as a founder of the Miami Co. Soil and Water Conservation District. She served in many elections as an election judge. In her fifties, Nina became a licensed private airplane pilot. She took pride in her homemaking, cooking, and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Robert L. Musselman, and one grandson, Ryan L. Musselman. She is survived by her daughter, Janet; her brother, Donald Carson, Peru; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at the Mexico Church of the Brethren.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.  The online guestbook can be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jun 03