ELKHART — Georgene Adell Nelson, 90, of Elkhart, died at 11:20 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Eastlake Terrace.
Georgene was born Oct. 25, 1923, in Milwaukee to Arbin J. and Agnes E. (Vincent) Stieglitz.
She married Earl L. “Bud” Nelson on May 1, 1948, in Milwaukee. He died Oct. 6, 1996.
Georgene was a 1941 graduate of Rufus King High School; a 1946 graduate of North Central College, Naperville, Ill.; a graduate of the Milwaukee Business Institute; and of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She was a homemaker.
Georgene was an active member of Augustana Lutheran Church, where she served as memorial chairman and Sunday school teacher.
Georgene was also a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Book Guild, Elkhart General Hospital Auxiliary, Christiana Creek Country Club, and a former member of Elcona Country Club. She also served as secretary of the family council board and past board of directors of the Midwest Museum of Art.
Georgene is survived by daughter, Amanda “Amy” (Dan) Garl of Constantine, Mich.; son Randall J. (Heide) Nelson of Germantown, Tenn.; granddaughter Beverly C. Nelson; grandson Christopher L. Nelson; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sisters June Polzin and Virginia McCarthy.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, and for one hour prior to the 1 p.m. service Tuesday, June 10, at Augustana Lutheran Church. The Rev. Gene Hollingsworth will officiate. Burial will follow in Rice Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Augustana Lutheran Church 1133 Kilbourn St., Elkhart, IN 46514 or The Cradle Society, 2049 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60204, or Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 East Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.