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Irene Buri Nelson

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  • mrcooby
    Judy Testard wrote: I was saddened to hear that Irene Buri-Nelson passed away.. Lou Rugani works with her at WLIP and I have listen to her
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 9, 2006
      "Judy Testard"
      <jtestard@...> wrote:

      I was saddened to hear
      that Irene Buri-Nelson
      passed away..
      Lou Rugani works with her
      at WLIP and I have listen
      to her often
      and got lots of tips from
      her. She will surly be
      missed in Kenosha...

      Irene Buri-Nelson
      1922 - 2006
      Irene Buri-Nelson, 84, of
      Kenosha, passed away
      Friday, July 7, 2006 at
      St. Catherine's Medical
      Center. Born in Kenosha on
      March 17, 1922, she was
      the daughter of the late
      Phillip and Genevieve
      (Gary) Buri. She was a
      lifelong resident of
      Kenosha. She was educated
      at St. James Elementary
      School, Washington Jr.
      High and Bradford High
      School. She also attended
      Broadcasting School and
      the Patricia Stevens Charm
      School, took her first job
      at American Brass, and
      joined WLIP radio as
      Women's Director on their
      first day of broadcast in
      May 1947. Currently she
      would be celebrating
      nearly sixty years of
      broadcasting at WLIP. She
      was a long time member of
      St. James Catholic Church
      where she married her
      husband George Nelson, Jr.
      in 1952. He preceded her
      in death in 1992. Irene
      has been a contributor to
      various groups and
      organizations in Kenosha,
      including Girl Scouts, Boy
      Scouts, Humane Society,
      Animal Rescue groups, the
      Kenosha Rotary, St. James
      Church and St. Joseph High
      School. She was former
      President of American
      Women in Radio and
      Television. She was also
      the first woman nominated
      and elected to the
      Wisconsin Broadcaster's
      Association Hall of Fame
      in 1991. She received
      radio's LULU awards in
      1958 and 1987 for
      editorial excellence in
      reporting male fashion
      news, and was featured
      in "Who's Who Among
      American Women". Scouting
      was also a passion of
      hers, as her late husband
      was a former area Boy
      Scout Council president.
      This past January, she
      received an award from the
      Boy Scouts for her
      involvement in the
      community. Six years prior
      a local Girl Scout Council
      had bestowed the "Be Your
      Best Award". Surviving are
      nieces and nephews, Diane
      O'Dwyer, Larry and Kathy
      Nelson, Scott and Kathie
      Nelson, Kevin and Deanna
      Nelson, Rick and Pat
      Nelson, Jeff and Terri
      Nelson, Judy and Al
      Kohlmeier; a brother-in-
      law Robert (Rose) Nelson;
      two sister-in-laws, June
      Nelson and Charlene
      Nelson; and several great
      nieces and nephews. She
      was preceded in death by a
      sister, Genevieve, a
      brother, Joseph, a great
      nephew, Dan O'Dwyer and
      two brothers-in-law,
      Richard C. Nelson and
      David L. Nelson. Funeral
      Services will be held on
      Tuesday, July 11 from the
      Proko Funeral Home at 9:30
      a.m. Mass to be celebrated
      at St. James Catholic
      Church at 10 a.m.
      Interment to follow at St.
      George Cemetery.
      Visitation will be held on
      Monday at Proko Funeral
      Home from 4 p.m. until 8
      p.m. In lieu of flowers,
      memorials to a charity of
      one's choice would be
      appreciated by the family.
      Proko Funeral Home &
      Crematory 5111 - 60th St.
      Ph: 262-654-3533
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