August 31, 1924 – August 15, 2019
Preceded in death by her husband, John. Mother of Judith (Bob) Stephens, Jeffrey (Ann Ranfranz), John (Dolly) and Peter Kremers. Grandmother of Robin Stephens (Kyle Geissler), Stephanie (Matt) Stuve, Finley (Ewan) Wolff, Allison (Jarrod) Gaffney, Courtney Kremers (Matt Zash), Corey Ranfranz (Michael Morris), Kristin Kremers, Jason Kremers. Great-grandmother of Thanu and Porrawat Stephens, Teigan and Brody Stuve, Hazel and Grey Wolff, Maeve Gaffney, Sienna Zash and ‘soon to be’ baby Morris. Further survived by other family and friends.
Nelva Jean graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and a past Wisconsin state president of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She loved her family, playing bridge and dominoes, reading, traveling and volunteering for a number of organizations (often in leadership positions) including the West Suburban YMCA, AFS, the Brookfield Congregational UCC, the Elm Grove Women’s Club and the Village at Manor Park.
In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family requests acts of kindness.