Eleanor L. Nielsen, 79,

Eleanor L. Nielsen, 79, of Allegan died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at her home. Eleanor was born May 16, 1935, in Trowbridge Township the daughter of Claude and Ethel Louise (Jones) Huff.
She graduated from Allegan High School in 1952, then went on to graduate from Allegan County Normal and attended Western Michigan University.
On Aug. 20, 1955, she married Al Nielsen, at the United Methodist Church, where they have been members for more than 60 years.
Eleanor worked for the Allegan Public Schools for 30 years. She loved to teach, learn and help anyone who crossed her path. She loved her God, her family and her community, which she left better than she found.
Surviving are her husband Al; three children, Tim and Linda Nielsen, Chris Nielsen and Anita Dominique; five grandchildren, Matt and Shaye Nielsen, David and Mandy Nielsen, Steven Nielsen and his fiancée Rachel Draper, Jerrica Dominique and Allison Nielsen; her great grandson Marcus; her brother, Donald and Beverly Huff; her brother-in-law Phil Himmelein; two sisters-in-law, June and Carrie Nielsen; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister Carolyn Himmelein; two brothers-in-law, Harry and Mart Nielsen; and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Arlene and Don Morse.
Friends may meet with the family on Friday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. at Allegan United Methodist Church. Pastor Robert Lynch will officiate. Private interment will be in Mallory Cemetery, Trowbridge Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Allegan United Methodist Church, Dollars for Scholars, Allegan County's Resource Development Committee or Wings of Hope Hospice.


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