A memorial service will be held on May 23 for Chesterton resident Patricia
Jean Nelson, who passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2010 in Valparaiso at the
age of 83.
Patricia was born on Oct. 29, 1926 in Mattoon, Ill., to Walter C. and Edythe
(Strawn) Nelson. She worked as a teacher and organizational worker with
children for the Chicago Board of Education for many years. She was a member
of the Business and Professional Women’s Club in Anderson. Since 1949, she
was active in Indiana and National American Alliance of Health. She was also
a life member of National Geographic Society, a former Red Cross Safety
Instructor since 1948, and a life member of the Indiana University Alumni
Association and Ball State University. She enjoyed folk dancing and was
active in swimming for years.
She is survived by many friends. Her ashes will be buried in Crown Hill
Cemetery with her parents in Indianapolis.
A memorial service is planned for May 23 at the Chesterton gazebo in Thomas
Park from noon until 3 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Edmonds
& Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton.