Nels T. Femrite

Nels T. Femrite

Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 17 May 2012 (aged 85)
Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Monona, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Mausoleum: Garden of Eternal Peace Lot: 116 Space: 3
Memorial ID 90593239 · View Source
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Nels T. Femrite, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 17, 2012.

He was born in Madison on Nov. 28, 1926, the son of Nels and Thenora (Springen) Femrite. Nels attended West High School until he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944. He served his country bravely during World War II in the South Pacific. Following his honorable discharge Nels started his long career in the dairy industry. On Aug. 21, 1951, he married his best friend and love of his life, Terese Mooney. Nels retired in 1993 as plant engineer of Bancroft Dairy in order to devote the ensuing 16 years of his life caring for Terese's medical needs at home.

He enjoyed gardening, tinkering, travelling, reading and spending time with his family. On April 21, 2012, Nels was honored to take part in Badger Honor Flight with his granddaughter and U.S. Naval veteran, Leslie.

He is survived by his son; daughter; son-in-law; seven grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; and many relatives and friends.

Nels was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Joan Davenport; and granddaughter, Kristine Davenport.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 N. Van Buren Street, Stoughton, with Monsignor Gerard Healy officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon in the church fellowship hall. Entombment, with full Military honors, will take place at Roselawn Mausoleum. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at church.

Memorials may be made in Nels' name to Badger Honor Flight, P.O. Box 258006, Madison, WI, 53725.

We wish to thank Christa Raymond, Jessica and Nancy at St. Mary's CHF Clinic, as well as dad's devoted caregiver, Ashley Vasquez, who became a dear friend to dad and allowed him to fulfill his wish to remain in the home in which he and mom began their life together.

Source: Obituary edited per Find A Grave guidelines.

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