Theresa J. Nelson, 86, passed away on Saturday afternoon, July 6, 2019 at Christian Park Health Care Center.
She was born on December 16, 1932 in Escanaba, daughter of Frank and Catherine (Reiss) Beaudry. Theresa was raised in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1950.
On January 23, 1953, the former Theresa Beaudry married Lynn F. Nelson at St. Patrick Church.
Theresa was employed with Michigan Bell prior to starting her family.
She loved spending time with her family. Theresa and her son, Eric often enjoyed going out to eat and going for car rides. Theresa had a smile to be remembered and her friendliness will never be forgotten.
Theresa was a member of St. Anne’s Church.
Among survivors include her two children, Kim (Gary) Luokkanen of Virginia Beach and Eric Nelson of Escanaba; three grandchildren, Aaron Luokkanen and Danielle Luokkanen of Virginia Beach and Desiree Nelson of Menominee; sister, Catherine Higgins of Kenosha, WI; three nephews and one niece.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lynn; she was preceded in death by daughter, Catherine Nelson and two brothers, Robert and Kenneth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, July 10th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church in Escanaba with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Lynn in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Association of Michigan in Theresa’s name.
A message of condolence may be directed to the Nelson family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.