Nelle Louise Johnson-Stolp, 69, of Eau Claire passed away Friday, May 26, 2023 at her home with family by her side.

Nelle was born to William and Florence (Ottaway) Oestreich on February 8, 1954 in Menomonie, WI. After graduating Memorial High School in 1972, Nelle worked with her father Bill at different theaters in Eau Claire. Later on, she went on to bartend many years at the Moose Lodge and later the Elks Lodge in Eau Claire. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching the Game Show Network, and spending time with her two cats, Baby and Sassy. She married Randy Johnson and had two sons, Paul, and Kyle. She later married Chuck Stolp on October 31, 2001.

Nelle is survived by her sons, Paul (Janelle) Johnson of Chippewa Falls, and Kyle Johnson of Eau Claire; Brother, David (Teri) Oestreich of Chippewa Falls; Grandson, Cameron Johnson; and twin Granddaughters, Adelyn & Aryana Johnson.
Niece, Hallie (Mike) Patten; and Nephew, David II (Brandie) Oestreich; and great nieces, and nephews, and her daughter, and sons-in-law and their children.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Stolp Jr; brother, Daniel Oestreich; her parents; and mother-in-law, Agnes Stolp

We, her children, are honoring her wishes for a very private good-bye and are requesting that memorials be directed to the Eau Claire County Humane Society.


  1. Dave anf family Kathy, I, Kristin and Megen are sorry tohear of your loss. Best Wishes to you and your extended family!

  2. Although I didn’t know her a long time, we became fast friends when we met while working at BROTOLOC. After a few years we became dear friends. I will truly miss her, and the updated pictures of her twin granddaughters that would send several times a year. My heart and prayers go out to her family. I will be making a donation to ECCHA in her name.

  3. BROTOLOC is where I met Nell, she loved to tease me about the pheasant running after my car out where we worked, that it was standing out there waiting for me each morning. Then when it met its demise its brother would be waiting for me with friends. I enjoyed her dry sense of humor and we would laugh and raise our eyebrows. She made time at work seem to disappear and some of the clients seemed happier when she was around too. I really liked her unique spaghetti hot dish with bacon she used to make at work and her cheesecakes for the holidays or a special birthday!

    My mom Linda got to know her through work as well and enjoyed shifts together. They bonded over recipes and family stories. Then of course generational gaps as well. We were just talking about Nell asking each other if we had ran into her shopping lately or not, it had been a while. She was a treasure and will be missed dearly. I wish I could still get her cakes, they really were the best. She never would tell me her secret to her recipes.

    I have adopted through ECCHA and we bonded over that subject. I continue to support pet adoption. We will send a special surprise in Nell’s name this Christmas in support for her and the furry friends needing a forever home.

    Kathy Quinters & Family
    Linda (Csongedi) Koller & Family

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