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Obituary for Frances Louise Nelson (VanThomme)

Frances Louise  Nelson (VanThomme)
Frances Louise Nelson, longtime resident of Fraser, died peacefully May 10, 2018 surrounded by the love of her family. She was 74 years of age.

Frances was born on March 26, 1944 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, daughter of the late Albert and Mary Jane (Lozen) VanThomme. She was united in marriage to her devoted husband, James Nelson, on August 1, 1964 at Our Lady Queen of All Saints of Fraser. James served honorably in the U.S. Armed forces which led them out west to Colorado, Montana and California. The couple made their home in Sterling Heights in 1972 and was blessed with two beautiful children of whom they loved and cherished. Fran supported her husband's career as a firefighter and provided a loving home for her family. Once the children were grown, she began working for Internal Medical Associates of Mt. Clemens as their office assistant for 25 years retiring on January 13, 2012. Fran was an avid reader who loved cross-stitching. She loved traveling and always looked forward to a new adventure. Fran always kept herself involved with the Sterling Heights Fire Department and volunteered where ever needed. She will always be known for her kindred spirit and her sweet smile. The compassion and friendship she extended to others was always a blessing to all and Fran is going to be deeply missed.

Frances is the beloved wife of the late James; dearest mother of Jeffrey (Mine) Nelson and Catherine (Jack) Lovett; cherished grandmother of Jacob, Ruya, Samira and Gabriel; loving sister of Mary Ellen (Gus) Malmberg and Joanne (Clark) Hartzel; dear sister-in-law of Candace (the late Steve) Prairie, Clifford (Betsy) Nelson and Donna and the late Marc Nelson; and beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, Monday from 2pm - 8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthias Catholic Church of Sterling Heights on Tuesday at 11am with instate beginning at 10:30am. Internment at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp. Memorial contributions may be addressee to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or Leader Dog of the Blind, Share memories at

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