Eileen M. Nellessen, age 81, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at
Millers Merry Manor in Portage, Ind. Born in Chicago, IL on October 18, 1931
to the late Peter C. and Eva (nee Holland) Schulp.
She is survived by children, Daniel R. (Ann) Nellessen of Valparaiso, Ind.,
Mark Nellessen of Fla., Jill (Jonathan) Wilson of Valparaiso, Ind.;
grandchildren, Adam "Boomer" (Megan) Nellessen of Valparaiso, Ind., Drew
Nellessen of New York, Chelsea and Emilee Wilson of Valparaiso, Ind.;
sister, Carolyn (Ron) Herr of Chesterton, Ind.; brother, Richard (Pamela)
Schulp of Highland, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Therese Sallac of Nev., Patricia
(Richard) Dommer of Chesterton, Ind., and Joan Erickson of Brook, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Nellessen.
She was a resident of Valparaiso, Ind., and since 1974 she worked at
Whispering Pines, VNA, and Home Health Services as a Certified Nursing
Assistant for eight years, and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. from the
Dykes Funeral Home, 2305 N. Campbell St., Valparaiso, Ind., for a 12:00 noon
Funeral Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd.,
Valparaiso, with Rev. Joseph Pawlowski officiating. Interment will be at St.
Patrick Cemetery, Chesterton, Ind.
Friends may call on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the
Dykes Funeral Home, with a 4:30 p.m. Wake Service.
Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, or Millers Merry
Manor, Portage, Ind.
Arrangements are being handled by Dykes Funeral Home, Inc. (219) 462-3125.