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Loralee Joann Stegner Nelson
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1941
Death: Feb. 8, 2007

Loralee Joann Nelson, age 65, of Portage, IN, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2007. She was born on April 8, 1941 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of John L. and Jeanette (Kaptuska) Stegner, Sr. Lora was married to William A. Nelson on June 9, 1962 in Chicago, IL. She was a floor clerk for Wal-Mart, had previously worked as a regional supervisor for Toys-R-Us and was a former manager for Jelly Stone Park. Lora was a member of Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, enjoyed being with her grandchildren, loved to cook especially for the holidays, enjoyed arts and crafts, and crocheting. Lora is survived by her loving husband, William A. Nelson of Portage, IN; daughter, Jennifer Lee Nelson and her significant other, John Harriman; grandchildren: Brittany Lee Harriman, Megan Lee Harriman and Johnathan Gregory Harriman; sister, Anita Mendez of Portage; and other loving family and dear friends. Lora was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Michael William Nelson; and brothers: John L. Stegner, Jr. and Donald Stegner. Visitation for Lora Nelson will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at Rees Funeral Home - Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave., Portage, IN. A Prayer Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Deacon Bob Bonta. There will be a short visitation directly at Nativity from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. A Funeral Mass will be offered Monday, February 12, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN with Fr. James Wozniak officiating. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials in Lora's memory may be made to the Nelson family. For further information, please call Rees Funeral Home at (219) 762-3013 or online at
Published in The Times from 2/10/2007 - 2/11/2007.
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  William A Nelson (1935 - 2012)*
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Calvary Cemetery
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Kathy in NW Indiana
Record added: Feb 10, 2007
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Loralee Joann <i>Stegner</i> Nelson
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