Elaine A. Nicoson

Nov. 17, 1916 June 4, 2010

Elaine A. Nicoson of the town of Mukwonago passed away Friday, June 4, 2010, at Birchrock Corners in Mukwonago. She was 93.

She was born Nov. 17, 1916, at the family century farm in the town of Mukwonago, the daughter of Eugene and Catherine (Hoeft) Burnell.

On Aug. 21, 1937, she married LeRoy Nicoson. After their wedding, they both graduated from the Modern School of Beauty Culture. They purchased a shop in East Troy and ran it for several years before moving back to the Burnell family farm. They enjoyed the life of running the farm and raising a family for 30 years, after which their son, Larry, and his wife, Ruth Ann, took over the farm and LeRoy and Elaine retained 3.5 acres of the farm and built a house. LeRoy retired from Waukesha Motor Works and Elaine from GTE. They had been together for 60 years when he passed away Oct. 6, 1996.

Elaine is survived by a son, Larry (Ruth Ann) of town of Mukwonago; and two daughters, Linda (Morris) Seifert of Freedom and Rebecca (Jeffrey) Dickert of DePere. Elaine will also be remembered by her 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Catherine Burnell; sister, Ester Burnell; husband, LeRoy Nicoson; and daughter, Lora (Edward) Klotzbuecher of Elkhorn.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Wednesday, June 9, at the North Prairie Untied Methodist Church, 107 N. Main St., North Prairie. There will be an Eastern Star Service, conducted by the LaBelle Chapter No. 40 O.E.S., followed by a funeral service with the Rev. Bonnie Bell officiating. Burial will follow at North Prairie Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the North Prairie United Methodist Church, 107 N. Main St., North Prairie, WI 53153.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff of Birchrock Corners.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at