Elenora A. Nettesheim (nee Carlsen)

Nov. 18, 1923 - April 2, 2012

Elenora A. Nettesheim (nee Carlsen) entered into eternal life Monday, April 2, 2012, at the age of 88. She was born in Pewaukee on Nov. 18, 1923, to Joseph and Adelaide (nee Stoik) Carlsen.

Elenora served during World War II in the Women’s Army Air Corps and she was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She was active in her church throughout her life. She loved to socialize, play cards and grow flowers. She was an avid reader and had many interests. She was devoted to keeping in touch with a large network of friends and family.

Elenora was married to Richard A. Nettesheim in 1945. Richard died in 1992 and was greatly missed. They had six children, the late Jane (Gene) Hoegele, Linda Nettesheim of Sun Prairie, Kathleen (Fred) Nettesheim-Engel of Sacramento, Calif., Richard (Nancy) Nettesheim of Brodhead, Mary Nettesheim of Madison and Phylliss Nettesheim of Lakehead, Calif. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Cheryl (Ron) Hoegele-Schlicht, Laura (Carlos) Pulido, Bryn Nettesheim, Emilie Nettesheim and Neal Nettesheim, and by four great-grandchildren, Paku and Phoebe Nettesheim and Jessica and Kyle Schlicht. Elenora is survived by her sister, Katherine Erke, and her brother, David (Adeline) Carlsen from Waukesha.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the noon funeral Mass on Monday, April 9, at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35-W23360 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee. Burial will immediately follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Interfaith Senior Programs, 210 NW Barstow St., Suite 101, Waukesha, WI 53188.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home at 547-4035 or go to to leave the family on online tribute message.