Alice Nelson


July 4th

Alice J. Nelson

March 2, 1934 – July 3, 2024

Alice Joan (Romeiser) Nelson, 90, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2024, at Goshen Hospital in Goshen, Indiana.

Alice was born on March 2, 1934, in Auburn, Indiana. She graduated from Auburn High School and attended Western College and Purdue University where she met the love of her life Noel Nelson. Coming from a pharmacy family, Alice worked alongside her mother and father at Romeiser Drug Store (Auburn) as well as Nelson’s Drug Store (Hammond) with her husband and father-in-law.

Alice was a member of many local clubs and organizations including Tri-Kappa, Panhellenic, PEO and Antique Enthusiasts. She enjoyed anything related to the lake including sailing, canoeing, and water-skiing in her younger years. Alice loved to garden, collect & refinish antiques, read, and attend family gatherings, especially with her granddaughters and later her great-grandsons.

Preceded in death by husband Noel R. Nelson; parents Carl and Thelma (Koehlinger) Romeiser; in-laws C. Robert and Claire (Christiansen) Nelson; sister-in-law Jody Kapahua, brother-in-law Gabe Kapahua and brother-in-law Robert T. Curless.

Survived by daughter Carla (Nelson) Raynor and son-in-law Robert (Bob) Raynor; granddaughters Alicia (Raynor) Espino (Rey), Rachel (Raynor) Cartee (Austin), great-grandsons Jayden and Jackson Cartee, Noel Espino; sister Mary Lou Curless; nephew Michael Curless (Nancy), nieces Amy Day (Clark), Karen Samuelson, Christine Hanneman and Kristi (Kea) Kapahua as well as assorted great-nephews and great-nieces.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, July 23 at Burns Kish Funeral Home in Munster. Visitation will be from 10 – 11AM and the service will be from 11AM-12PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Opportunity House/Learning for Life (357 N. California Street Sycamore, IL 60178 on memo line write “In Honor of Alice Nelson”) or donations can be given on-line at www.ohinc.org (click on MORE in upper right corner)

Burial in Syracuse, Indiana will be private at a later date.

(I’ll miss you Mom)


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