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Elayne S. Nicholls

October 12, 1938 — November 28, 2020

Elayne S. Nicholls of Waukesha passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Heritage Court at the age of 82. She was born in Stoughton, WI on October 12, 1938 the daughter of Willie and Ina (nee Wersland) Havey. She married Kale A. Nicholls in 1959; he preceded her in death on October 29, 2013. Elayne was a longtime employee of the Waukesha School District. She was an avid walker, enjoyed exercising with her swim group and loved spending the winter months with her close friends in Frostproof, Florida. With spending the winters in Florida, Elayne developed a love for Disney World and Mickey Mouse. Most of all she cherished her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Brenda (Timothy) Hine of Delafield; and son, Dale (Patricia) Nicholls of Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Heather (Zach) Houston, Kayla Hine, Austin (Lauren) Nicholls, Lauren Nicholls and Scott Nicholls and great-grandchildren; Brodie and Jace Houston. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law, Evelyn Havey and Mary (Myron) Sime, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband Kale, she was preceded in death by her brother Wayne Havey.

Private graveside services were held at Salem Cemetery in Wales.

A memorial service and celebration of Elayne’s life will take place on Sunday, June 27, 2021, with visitation from 2:30 p.m. until the memorial service begins at 3:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp Street, Waukesha, WI 53188. A reception will follow. Memorials in Elayne’s name appreciated to Ascension Lutheran Church, HAWS, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188 or Katy’s Kloset, 404 Wilmont Drive, Unit D, Waukesha, WI 53189.
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Ascension Lutheran Church

1415 Dopp St, Waukesha, WI 53188

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