E. Eleanor (Billings) Nelson, age 95, of Milaca, passed away peacefully Sat., Feb. 4, 2012 at the Elim Home in Milaca, MN. Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca on Sat. Feb. 11, 2012 at 3PM. Visitation will take place one hour before the service at the church. Interment will follow at Borgholm Cemetery near Bock. Music will be provided by Kristi Billings and Hannah Rieck. Casketbearers will include Carl Ekman, Trent Ekman, Jim Wetterstrom, Craig Billings, Bill Bemboom and Russell Adlemann. Arr. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home of Milaca.
E. Eleanor Nelson was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Anna Ekman; her first husband, Merrill Billings; her second husband, Andy Nelson; brother, Walter Ekman; and infant daughter. She is survived by Cindy (Dale) Wetterstrom, Carl (Carol) Ekman, Sharon (Russell) Adelmann, Mary (Bill) Bemboom, Mark Billings, Craig (Sherie) Billings, Genevieve Billings, Dennis (Carol) Nelson, Darwin (Sharon) Nelson, Randy (Lenny) Nelson, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Eleanor will be missed by many friends too numerous to name. Some groups include her china painting friends, the many women who cared for her the past fifteen years in her home, her card group, her “adopted” nieces and nephews from the Bock area, just to name a few. Eleanor loved her travels, which took her to Sweden, Nova Scotia, and all parts of the USA. When she was no longer able to travel because of physical limitations she traveled the world over in books. The family would like to thank the staff at the Elim Home in Milaca for the kind and gentle care they gave her in her many stays there as well as the care given to her in her final days.