In memory of
Elaine "Puddles" Nelson
Elaine M. "Puddles" Nelson 1925 - 2016 Elaine M. "Puddles" Nelson, 91, a resident of Racine, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Becker Shoop in Racine. Born on May 28, 1925, in Racine she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle Nielsen. She was educated in the schools of Racine. She was employed at Western Publishing and then Hamilton Beach where she prepared castings. She moved to Chicago and worked for Duchossois which was owned by John Summers. She worked in customer service for fourteen years before she retired. Many people would know her as "Puddles" the clown and she entertained countless people at nursing homes and various parties. She would often claim that she served at the last Supper where she told everyone if they wanted to eat they should all sit on the same side of the table. She had a wonderful sense of humor and will be missed by the many she entertained over the years. She is survived by her special friends and many "very cool" nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Geraldine, Alfred, Ozzie and Betty Lou. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Racine. (3805-Kinzie Avenue) Visitation with the family will be on Friday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of services. Committal services will be held at a later date. Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations Stephen P. Casey, Owner/Funeral Director (262) 653-0667 www.CaseyFamilyOptions.com
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