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Nelda Phelps, 95, Baraboo

September 19, 2018

Nelda Phelps, 95, of Baraboo, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center.

Nelda, daughter of Ernest and Lenora (Taylor) Reinhardt, was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Greenwood. On March 19, 1940, she was united in marriage to Clinton Phelps; he preceded her in death on April 5, 2004. Nelda worked for Industrial Coils from 1952 until her retirement in 1985. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo.

Survivors include her children, Suzanne (Bill) Reifsnider of Beaver Dam, James Phelps of Chippewa Falls, Jerald (Linda) Phelps of Baraboo and Eugene (Martha) Phelps of Baraboo; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother-in-law, Robert Phelps of Janesville; sisters-in-law, Darlene Decker of Fort Atkinson, Patricia Tourdot of Baraboo, LaVon Puttkamer of Baraboo; as well as many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clinton; five sisters, Ruth, Arlene, Helen, Vernelda and Joyce; brother-in-law, Edward Tourdot; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Phelps.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo, with Pastor Tim Kuske officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Rock Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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