Edna H. Nollen, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1970, died Monday, September 11, 2000 after a prolonged illness. She is survived by her two sons, and daughters-in-law, Elwood E. Alexanderson and his wife, Mary of Albuquerque and Elbert O. Alexanderson and his wife, Patricia of Pottstown, PA; five grandchildren, Russell D. Alexanderson and wife, Pamela of Albuquerque, Ellen M. Wilson of Rio Rancho, Tracy Knitter of Pottstown, PA, James Alexanderson and wife, Kathy of Highland, IN and Rebecca Alexanderson of Phoenix, AZ; six great-grandchildren, Taryn and Lari Wilson of Rio Rancho, Trey and Wes Alexanderson of Rio Rancho, Jennifer Alexanderson of Pottstown, PA, and Thomas Alexanderson of Highland, IN; a half-brother, Harry Kledzik of Fremont, OH; and a half-sister, Helen Ball of Benice, CA; plus numerous nieces and nephews in Indiana, Florida, Tennessee and California. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 44 years, Emil V. Alexanderson and her second husband of 17 years, Jacob A. Nollen. Edna was born in Chicago, Il on October 24, 1906, spent her childhood in Maumee, OH, and later moved to Hammond, IN, where she met and married her first husband, Emil V. Alexanderson in 1929. She retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in 1961 after 26 years of service. Edna was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, Illinois Bell Telephone Pioneers in Chicago, IL and the Zia Telephone Pioneers in Albuquerque. The family particularly wishes to thank the staffs of Care-Free Living, 10916 Juan Tabo Place NE in Albuquerque and Lovelace Hospice for their kind help throughout Edna's illness. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Edna Nollen's name to Lovelace Hospice, 5400 Gibson SE, Building 18, 87108. Services will be held Friday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Rev. Mick Erickson of Our Savior Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Published on: Wed September 13, 2000