Sturtevant – Mary L. Nelson, 67, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, June 24, 2008. Mary was born in Menominee, Michigan, on January 23, 1941, and has been a Racine area resident for most of her life.
Mary will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and as a woman with a deep and committed relationship with her Lord. She was proud to be a stay-at-home mom, enjoyed playing the piano, needlecrafts, and was a talented artist. She loved flowers, being near the water and lakefront, writing letters to all of her family and friends. Mary was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church for many years.
Mary is survived by her devoted husband, James A. Nelson, Sr.; her dear children, James A. Nelson, Jr. of Racine, Lindalou Evans of Burlington, Richard (Theresa) Nelson of Racine, Dianne (Steve) Strand of Iron Mountain, Michigan, and Ken Nelson of Sturtevant; her dearest grandchildren, Jennette, Matthew, Ashley, Rachel, Samuel, Joshua, Jessica, Jericka, Jacob, Angelina, Zachary, Alexandra, William, Sophia, Elisa and Stephanie. She is further survived by her mother, Carol (nee: Gullick) Chevalier of Black Earth, Wisconsin; her brothers, Mick (Andersina) Chevalier of Killeen, Texas, and Jim (Lynne) Chevalier of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania; brothers-in-law, William Nelson of Lockport, Illinois, and Thomas (Rose) Nelson of Menominee, Michigan; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard Chevalier; her sons, Robert and Patrick; and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Nelson Burie.
The funeral mass for Mary L. Nelson will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2008, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church (3126 95th Avenue in Sturtevant). All are invited to visit with the family in the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Committal service at Holy Cross Cemetery will be private. Memorials to St. Sebastian Catholic Church have been suggested.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000