Chesterton resident Patricia Jean Nelson passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010
in Valparaiso, IN. She was 83.
Born October 29, 1926 in Mattoon, Ill., she was the daughter of 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 and
was active since 1949 in the Indiana and National American Alliance of
Health. She was 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 her good friend Rosemary Zimmerman and many other close
Cremation will take place and burial of ashes will be in Crown Hill Cemetery
with her parents in Indianapolis. Patricia loved flowers and a memorial
service will be scheduled in May of this year when the flowers are in full
bloom. Arrangements are under the direction of Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.