Eileen Matilda Nelson

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Eileen Matilda Nelson, age 88, of Schnellville, Indiana, passed away at 2:19 am on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at home. Eileen was born on October 28, 1924 in Schnellville, Indiana to Theodore and Clara (Boeglin) Schnell. She married Jack Nelson on March 10, 1951 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville, Indiana. Eileen earned her nursing diploma from Nazareth School of Nursing, St. Joseph Infirmary in Louisville, Kentucky in 1945. She started her career as an RN in the Army Nursing Corps. She later worked at Stork Hospital in Huntingburg, IN and at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, TX. She spent the majority of her career caring for elderly patients at Mile-Hi Nursing home in Lakewood, CO and Providence Home in Jasper, IN, all while raising her 13 children. Eileen was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville, Sacred Heart St. Ann's Society, St. Vincent De Paul, Farm Bureau, Schnellville Community Club, American Legion Auxillary, Schnellville Quilting Club, and Home Economics Club. Eileen was also an avid sewer, making clothes and blankets for her many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Eileen also loved to bake and was especially known for her cinnamon rolls. She and Jack loved to travel whether it was visiting her children scattered around the country or touring Europe, Asia, and the Holy Land. Eileen will best be remembered for her genuine love and deep compassion for everyone she met. She is survived by: Husband: Jack Nelson, Schnellville, IN. Six daughters: Jane Bromley, and her husband, Robert, Lubbock, TX, Mary Hutchison, and her husband Michael, Soldotna, AK, Margaret Reilly, and her husband Mark, Palisade, CO, Catherine Werner, and her husband, Steve, Boulder, CO, Laura Ruud, and her husband Eric, Sparks, NV, Teresa Kimminau, and her husband Donald, Huntsville, AL. Seven sons: David Nelson, and his wife Julie, Mazomanie, WI, Daniel Nelson, and his wife Patricia, Midland, TX, Joseph Nelson, Golden, CO, Thomas Nelson, Jasper, IN, Arnold Nelson, and his wife Lynn, Kasilof, AK, John Nelson, and his wife Jensen, Normandy Park, WA, Timothy Nelson, and his wife Audra, Montgomery, IN, 55 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren. Two sisters: Alvina Knust, and her husband Pud (Leo), Schnellville, IN, Anna Mae Haury, and her husband Charles, Evansville, IN. Preceding her in death is one brother, Arnold Schnell. Funeral services for Eileen M. Nelson were held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville, Indiana, with burial following in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund (2504 Walnut St, Schnellville, IN 47580) or to . Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, 2013
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