Judith A. Nelson

Judith A. Nelson

MADISON-Judith A. Nelson, age 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on February 8, 1944, in Madison, the daughter of Donald and Veronica (Statz) Harrop. Judy was united in marriage to Fred Nelson on September 28, 1968 in Middleton. She worked for Don’s Hallmark and the Goodwill Store, but truly treasured most taking care of her home and family. Judy had a variety of interests including playing card games like euchre and canasta, her trips to “The Farm”, was an avid sports fan who enjoyed the Badgers, Brewers and Packers, music and going to concerts and especially keeping in touch with everyone on her cell phone.

Judy is survived by her husband, Fred; a daughter, Michelle (Chuck Leeck) Nelson; a son, Brad; her parents, Donald and Veronica Harrop; two brothers, Jim (Thelma) Harrop, Mike (Elaine) Harrop; a sister, Mary Anne (Gerry) Nonn, a sister-in-law, Pauline Harrop and her good friend and caregiver, Erika, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Donald D. Harrop.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 1, 2012 with Monsignor Douglas Dushack presiding. Visitation will be held at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave, Middleton from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and also at the church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dane County Humane Society, 5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718.

Judy was loved by all and will be remembered for her generosity, her big heart and her gregarious laugh. She will be deeply missed.