Elisa Medrano


Elisa Medrano, age 89 of North Platte, passed away Thursday July 11, 2013.
Elisa was born on May 30, 1924 in Lockhart, TX to Christopher Contreras and Olivia Tobias. She grew up in Reynosa, Mexico. On July 25, 1938 she married Tereso Medrano and they had 7 children. She worked at TRW in Ogallala and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Platte. She loved to cook, crochet, embroider and spend time with her family.
Elisa is survived by 3 daughters Lupe (Chuck) Duncan of North Platte, Maryann (Charlie) Rainwater of Penrose, CO, Maria Nehls of Lincoln, NE; 2 sons Joe (Patty) Medrano of North Platte, Jesse (Annie) Medrano of Amana, IA; son-in-law Augustine Tarango of North Platte; 2 special granddaughters who were her caregivers Olivia (Mario) Guerra and Glenda Nesslein both of North Platte; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 22 great great grandchildren; 1 sister Esther Bravo of Mexico City; brother-in-laws Otelio (Phylis) Perez of North Platte, and Jesse (Maria) Medrano of Grand Island.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tereso Medrano; an infant son Jesse Medrano; daughter Juanita Tarango; daughter-in-law Lee Medrano; son-in-law Fred Nehls; 2 granddaughters Julie Tarango, Linda Tarango Griess; a great grand son Antony Tarango; sisters Juanita Morales, Lupe Morales, brothers Feligonio Contreras, and Jesse Contreras.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Christian Wake service will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday July 16, 2013 and Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday July 17, 2013, both at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Reverend James Golka officiating. Burial will follow at the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m., Monday 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.