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Ellen Marie (Weaver) Nelson

March 14, 1961 — December 30, 2022

Davenport, Barrington

Ellen Marie Nelson was born March 14, 1961 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska to Dr. Ellis Martin Weaver, Captain, U.S. Air Force and Nancy (Wipfli) Weaver. Ellen’s family moved to Wausau, Wisconsin in 1962 where she had many great friends and wonderful childhood memories. Ellen was a 1979 graduate of Wausau Newman High School and was a color guard member of the Wausau Story Drum and Bugle Corp in 1977 & 1978.

Ellen married James Nelson on May 7, 1999 and Anna Nancy Nelson was born October 30, 2005.

Ellen was preceded in death by her father Dr. Ellis Martin Weaver; and her sister in law Jean Weaver. She is survived by her three brothers, Mark (Jennifer) Cincinnati, OH, Jim (Jean) Wausau, WI and Tom (Vicki) Wausau, WI; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Ellen is a graduate of University of Wisconsin Stout, class of 1983 with a bachelor’s degree. She started her career in restaurant management in Oklahoma before returning to Wisconsin with stops in Madison and Milwaukee.

Ellen loved learning and continued her education at Loyola University graduating in 1996 with a master’s degree in Religious Education. She served as youth minister at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Barrington, Illinois and later taught at Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois.

She later studied counseling and received a Master of Arts from Concordia University in 2014.

Ellen most recently resided in Cary, Illinois with her family. She recently started a senior corporate learning development position with Steris Life Sciences working with a team she really loved. Her love of family, strong will and desire to help others to be their best touched us all.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Community in Barrington, Illinois.

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday, March 25, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Anne Catholic Community

120 Ela St, Barrington, IL 60010

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Memorial Mass

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Anne Catholic Community

120 Ela St, Barrington, IL 60010

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