Sandra K. Nelson, 66, of Port Byron, died June 22, 2009, at her home. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 25, at Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd., Moline. Visitation was held Wednesday, June 24, at the funeral home. Burial was in Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.


Sandra K. Nelson, 66, of Port Byron, died June 22, 2009, at her home. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 25, at Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd., Moline. Visitation was held Wednesday, June 24, at the funeral home. Burial was in Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

She was born Sept. 21, 1942, in Fulton, Ky., the daughter of Albert and Frances (Underwood) Roach. She married Nels Roland Nelson June 18, 1960, in Moline. He died Oct. 29, 1994. She was a legal secretary for Lytton and Dalton, retiring in 1981. She attended Wildwood Baptist Church. She was an excellent seamstress and provided daycare for her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, reading and writing. Her family would like to thank Dr. Garneau and his staff for taking care of them like they were family.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Clark of Port Byron; a son, Michael P. Nelson of Fenton; grandchildren, Justin Nelson, Jason Nelson, Jessica Clark, Erin Clark, and Benjamin Nelson; a sister and spouse, Judy and Dan Anderson of Pleasant Lake, Mich.; a brother, Glynn Roach of Silvis; a brother-in-law, Stanley R. Nelson of Port Byron; a sister-in-law, Elsie Polmateer of Osco, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Larry, and a grandson, Joshua Nelson.