Rebecca M. Hulce

Rebecca Marie Hulce, nee Nommensen, of Crystal Falls, Mich., was called to eternal rest on Tuesday, May 15, 2008. She lived on this earth 45 years, four months and 13 days.

Rebecca was born Jan. 12, 1963 to Theodor O. and Genevieve Marie (nee Lothert) Nommensen in McNary, Ariz.

Her schooling included the Christian day school at Zion, Rhinelander and Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran School in West Bend.

She was confirmed in her faith.

Rebecca attended Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, and Martin Luther College for 2 1/2 years, majoring in elementary education.

Illness caused her to abandon her desire to be a Christian day school teacher.

Rebecca met Kenneth Hulce of Crystal Falls and they were married on May 31, 1985. They built a log home between Crystal Falls and Amasa.

Rebecca commuted to the University of Northern Michigan in Marquette and graduated with a degree in social work in 2001.

After working with teenagers in Crystal Falls, she was hired by the hospital in Iron River where she remained until her death.

Rebecca was very active in the community and in Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa.

She served on the church council since her husband passed away, and also taught vacation Bible class.

She was chosen as Woman of the Year in 1998 and was honored in a V.J. parade. She was very active in the ladies auxiliary of the VFW.

Rebecca worked supervising and counseling teenagers at the local ski hill, and was active in many other events in Crystal Falls.

Rebecca’s health was such that she was constantly battling one malady after another.

Survivors include her parents, Ted and Genny Nommensen of West Bend; two brothers, Rev. Tim Nommensen (Sandy) of Reeds-ville and Thomas of West Bend; three sisters, Debra (Jeff) Tiedt of Fond du Lac, Mary Blazel of Franklin and Rachel (George) Wang of Delafield; a great-aunt; seven uncles and eight aunts.

She is further survived by a granddaughter, Hillary of Iron River; her mother-in-law, Jackie; her father-in-law, David Hulce; a stepson, Jason Hulce of Detroit; brothers-in-law, Ted (Betty) Hulce and Jimmy Hulce of Crystal Falls; a sister-in-law, Pat Robid-chaud of Crystal Falls; seven nieces; four nephews; and many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents; her husband, Kenneth; and a brother-in-law, Robert Robidchaud.

Visitation will be Monday, May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lagenberg Funeral Home in Crystal Falls, and at Bethany Lutheran Church, Amasa, on Tuesday from noon until the funeral services at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord ... they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them."

Rev. 14:13-14 NIV