Age 87, of St. Paul
Passed away peacefully on July 2, 2018. Preceded in death by husband, Donald J. Nedved; parents Albert Henry Daggett and Ruth Soule Daggett; siblings John Daggett and Judith Daggett Kalafat; daughter Judith Nedved Clausen Kunz and granddaughter Nicole Brand. Survived by sons James A. Nedved (Paula), Jonathan P. Nedved (Jan), and Christopher D. Nedved (Elaine); nieces Lisa Kalafat; Amy Kalafat Pinotti; Kelly Kalafat Maurer; grandchildren Adam Clausen (Amy), Alex Clausen, Elliott Clausen, Austin Nedved, Cassie Nedved, Jamie Nedved, Nicholas Nedved, Lindsey Nedved Goembel (Tom), great-grandchild Olivia Goembel, and Samantha Smith (daughter of Chris). Ellen was a real lady possessed of a very irreverent wit. Her great love was gourmet cooking (she once planned to approach Julia Child as co-author of a child’s cookbook). Ellen missed her beloved Don, tended her African violets, loved her friends, children and grandchildren, the Episcopal Church, entertaining, backgammon, antiques and family history, marveling how ancestor George Soule landed at Plymouth Rock and thank God survived. Many thanks to the fine caring staff at the Episcopal Church Home and Grace Home Health and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor’s choice.