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Jeannine R. Nelson

Jeannine R. Nelson

May 15, 2017

Jeannine Riel Nelson, 83, went to be with our Heavenly Father while surrounded by loved ones on May 15, 2017.


She was born in Albany, New York, on April 10, 1934, the daughter of the late Vernon M. and Blanche H. (Geroux) Riel, and moved to Eau Claire, WI, in 1955 where she married and raised her children.


While living in the state of New York, Jeannine worked at Royal Undergarment Co., Arrow Shirts Factory, Cluette & Peabody. Jeannine also worked for Johnson Litho Graphics in Eau Claire, WI, for almost 20 years.


Over the years Jeannine enjoyed being out in nature, loving her many pets, shopping and reading good books. Hobbies and past times were tending to her plants with an expert green thumb and many various crafts, in particular, ceramics and scrapbooking the lives of her family and friends.


She was preceded in death by her firstborn, Mary Nelson, her parents Vernon M. and Blanche H. (Geroux) Riel, her brother, Clarence V. Riel, and her sister, Elizabeth (Riel) Barie.


Jeannine is survived by her children Teresa M. Nelson of Eau Claire, WI, Gary J. Nelson (Zelda - deceased) of Great Mills, MD, Wayne R. Nelson of Eau Claire, WI, Joseph M. Nelson (Pamela) of Eau Claire, WI, Denise M. Salter (Jim Fiore) of Eau Claire, WI, Paul J. Nelson of Altoona, WI, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.


Her family would like to thank Our House Memory Care for her care over the last few years. Also, a special thank you to the Mayo Clinic Hospice Care Works for her loving care and to the Volunteers who would come sing to her, walk with her, and just hold her hand through her journey.


A memorial and burial service will be held at the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Eau Claire, WI, at a later date when the entire immediate family can be present. Family and friends will be contacted.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Alzheimer's Foundation by phone 1-866-232-8484 or mailed to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Cards of sympathy can be sent to J. Nelson, 1902 Anderson Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703.


A short funeral service will take place at StPatrick's Catholic Cemetery, Thursday  May 25th, 2017 2:00 PM.

Location : StPatrick's Catholic Cemetery In Eau Claire WI. located at the corner of Omaha St. and Deyo Ave. Gate entrance consists of two white tile pillars.

Family and friends are invited to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Nelson for refreshments following the funeral service.



Family and friends are invited to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Nelson for refreshments FOLLOWING the funeral service.


2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.