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Edna "Granny" Nelson
Matriarch of Edna Kaye's Steel City Strutters
Age 91
Born: March 5, 1928   Died: September 14, 2019

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Edna “Granny” Nelson (nee Jabbusch), age 91, of Lorain, passed away at Mercy New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in the early morning hours of Saturday September 14, 2019 following an extended illness.

She was born March 5, 1928 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident.

Edna attended Clearview Schools and the St. Joseph School of Practical Nursing.  She worked as an LPN at St Joseph Hospital and area nursing homes for many years.  She was the matriarch of Edna Kaye’s Steel City Strutters and also helped establish Twin Wells Mobile Home Allotment. 

She was a member of both the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain and Brownhelm United Church of Christ; in addition, Edna belonged to the Grand Temple of the Order of Pythian Sisters #179.

Granny was a staunch supporter of Clearview Schools and the Clearview High School band and served as a Big Sister in the Boys & Girls Club.  She enjoyed square dancing, traveling, casino trips, quilting and sewing and had sewn the uniforms for Edna Kaye’s.

She is survived by her daughters: Edna Jayne Puca (Larry) of Sabina, Kaye Nickoloff (Len) of Vermilion and Callene Derrick (Ken) of Lorain; grandchildren: Shari Bobbitt of Sabina, Lauri Puca (Brandon James) of Ventura, California, Craig Nickoloff (Meghann) of New Port Richey, Florida, Julene Woods (Brett) of Vermilion, Laurie Bremke (David) of Wellington, Jenny Andolsek (Doug) of Wellington & Savannah Derrick (Tyler Perkins) of Alliance; great grandchildren: Alexis & Caleb Bobbitt; Urijah & Maddox James;  Calvin, Evelynn, Violet & Vera Nickoloff; Emmarose, Carter & Katelyn Woods; Madison, Sarah, Alaine & Paige Bremke; Dylan, Derrick & Dustin Andolsek; great great grandchildren: Benson & Ellie May Bobbitt.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Calvin B. Nelson in 2004, parents Oswald & Emma Jabbusch (nee Ulm), brothers: Erhart, George & Alfred Jabbusch, sister Helena Wallace and twin brothers in infancy.






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