Lorraine Evelyn Nelson (nee Magnuson) age 84 passed away peacefully on March 7th, 2021 at home in Trevor, WI. Lorraine was born February 22nd, 1937 to Alvin & Alice Magnuson in Ross, MN. She graduated from Roseau High School. Over the years Lorraine worked for Vaughn & Bushnell, Marvin Windows, and Polaris. Lorraine married the love of her life LaDell Nelson on July 29th, 1955; together they had five children who blessed them with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lorraine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was active in her church community all her life in a variety of roles. She ran the food pantry at Central Christian Church in Beloit, played the organ, taught Sunday school, and volunteered her time by offering her gifts of sewing, cooking, and needlework.
Lorraine will be dearly missed by her loving husband LaDell, her children Cheryl (Rick) Barber of Richmond, IL; Denise Nelson of Huntley, IL; Gail (Steve) Drake of Lake Zurich, IL; Karla Rudolph of Wilmot, WI; and Ricky (Wendy) Nelson of Bay St. Louis, MS. She is further survived by eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and her siblings Shirley Magnuson, Bertha Erickson, and Gordon (Karen) Magnuson.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents Alvin & Alice, her sister Avis Wiskow, and her son-in-law Jeffrey Rudolph.
A special thank you to Dr. Brian Hettrick, Heartland Hospice Care, Fresenius Kidney Care of Antioch, her grand daughter Jessica Rudolph, and Pastor George Schlagel for all their love, support, and exceptional care for Lorraine.
At this time no memorial services will be held.
The family requests all memorials be donated to Heartland Hospice Care.