Jeannie Gottschalk Nelinson

Jeannie Gottschalk Nelinson
Aug. 2, 1946-April 1, 2012
FLOWER MOUND, Texas — After a courageous battle against cancer, Jean Ann “Jeannie” Gottschalk Nelinson, passed away at home surrounded by her beloved family Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Jeannie was born in Bourbon Aug. 2, 1946, the daughter of the late Max Eugene Gottschalk and Eleanor Faye Kuhn Gottschalk. Jeannie was crowned the very first Junior Miss Bourbon. She attended Triton High School, followed by Indiana State University, where she earned a degree in home economics and textiles. Following her graduation, Jeannie moved to Dallas to work for Sanger Harris, followed by several management positions with jcpenney in Dallas and Indiana.
She met her husband Richard Nelinson in Bloomington when opening a new jcpenney store. They were married Aug. 29, 1982 in Bloomington. After bringing two beautiful children into the world, Jeannie went to work for the United Postal Service. She retired in 2011 after 25 years of service. Jeannie was an extraordinary homemaker who enjoyed gardening, observing Nature, and spending time with her family. Jeannie’s unwavering courage, strength, selflessness and devotion to her husband, children, family and friends will be her legacy. Jeannie is survived by her husband Richard Nelinson of Flower Mound, Texas; her children, Josh and Krystle Nelinson of Lewisville, Texas and Janna Nelinson of Flower Mound, Texas and Chicago; as well as her brother David Gottschalk of Flower Mound, Texas and Indianapolis.
A celebration of Jeannie’s life was held Saturday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road, Flower Mound, Texas. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jeannie’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 ( or to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (, National Processing Center, ATTN: Honor & Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lee, MN 56007. Please specify “In Memory of Jean Nelinson” in the memo line.