Sylvina J. “Toots Nelson

Sylvina J. “Toots Nelson

MADISON-Sylvina J. “Toots” Nelson, age 102, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare.

She was born on March 8, 1912, in her home, in Madison, the daughter of Joseph and Sadie (Haakenson) Nelson. Toots graduated from Madison East High School in 1932. She worked for Eastex Paper Box Factory for 39 years, retiring in 1977. Toots enjoyed traveling, working with her flowers outside, reading, embroidery and rosemaling. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and Miriam Circle for many years.

Toots is survived by her nieces and nephews, David (Joan) Mathison, Wayne Mathison Evon Smith), Rev. Ronald Mathison, Sharon Barnett, Nancy (Jay) Taylor, Barbara (Dennis) Erickson, Judy Puttkammer, Tom (Diane) Nelson, Bill (De) Nelson; grand-nieces; and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Arlette Mathison; a brother, Howard Nelson; and nephew-in-law, Ron Puttkammer.

Funeral services will be held at HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2670 Milwaukee St., Madison, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 19, 2014, with the Rev. Mark Bartels presiding. Burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

A special thank you to the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for all of their wonderful care.

Online condolences may be made at
Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive