Obit: Nelson, Lorraine Louise (1928 - 2011)
Surnames: Fisher, Heier, Juerena, Kaup, Kestler, Nelson, Niggemann, Sackmann, Willger
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, April 14, 2011, online edition
Nelson, Lorraine Louise (Mayer) (January 25, 1928 - April 5, 2011)
Lorraine Louise Nelson, 83, Chelsea, died on Tuesday, April 5 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, April 11 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger officiating. Interment was at Chelsea Community Cemetery in Chelsea.
The former Lorraine Mayer was born on January 25, 1928 on the family homestead in Chelsea to the late John and Catherine (Kestler) Mayer.
She attended Chelsea Grade School and was a 1945 graduate of Westboro High School.
On July 2, 1947 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, she married Charles Peter Nelson, who preceded her in death on January 8, 1999. They owned and operated a dairy farm. She was employed at Rib Lake Dairy and later at Marathon Cheese as a cheese wrapper for 12 years.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and past member and CCD teacher at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, making quilts, ceramics, embroidery, playing cards, gardening, and watching high school and college basketball, baseball and football.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Nelson of Westboro and Jean (Steve) Heier of Medford; two sons, Dave (Gail) of Medford and Donald (Vi Marie) of Westboro; a brother, Ervin (Nona) of Neenah; two sisters, Kathryn Niggemann of Milwaukee and Delores (Edward) Sackmann of Westboro; a sister-in-law, Florence Mayer of Medford; eight grandchildren, Daniel (Stacy) Nelson, Todd Nelson, John (fiancée Samantha Juerena) Nelson, Melanie (Dave) Fisher, Amy (Luke) Kaup, Kate Nelson, Lauren Heier and Stephanie Heier; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marian (George) Niggemann; a brother, John F.; and a brother-in-law, Anthony Niggemann.
Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family
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