Clarine Ruth Nelson, age 56, of Garden passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, August 4, 2019.
Clarine was born on March 26, 1963 in Manistique, the daughter of Thomas and Pamela (Larson) Lang. She grew up on the Garden Peninsula where she attended school and graduated from Big Bay de Noc. After graduating, she would marry her best friend, Ronald Nelson on October 3, 1981 in Garden. They settled down and raised their family on her in-laws family farm in Isabella. Clarine spent the last two decades in the medical field working as a Registered Nurse for St. Francis Hospital and LMAS in Manistique. In her younger years she took pride working as a waitress and server at the Eat Shop, Mac’s Bar and Tylene’s. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and always looked forward to her monthly trips to Marquette and Green Bay.
Clarine is survived by her husband, Ron of Garden; her parents, Tom and Pam of Garden; sons, Calvin (Heather) of Green Bay, WI Christopher (Anna) of Marquette and RC (Becka) of Green Bay, WI; daughter, Cassie (Krystie) Nelson of Garden; grandchildren, Wally, Tommy, Lucy, Clare, Cohen and Ronnie; brother, Henry (Deb) Lang of Manistique and sister, Tomilyn (Matt) Garot of Green Bay, WI.
She was preceded in death by her in-laws, Wally and Laverda Nelson and a close cousin, Chris Lang.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 9 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Upper Peninsula Nurses Honor Guard services will be at 5:45 PM. Funeral services will be at 6:00 PM with Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. Clarine will be laid to rest in the New Garden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Clarine’s name may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family would like to thank North Woods Home Care Hospice for the care and compassionwhile taking care of Clarine.