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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • R. Evelyn Nelson

  • R. Evelyn Nelson, 95, of Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge and Alpha, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at Hammond-Henry Hospital’s Long Term Care Facility in Geneseo. Funeral services were held Monday, July 9, at Grace Luthern Church in Ophiem. Burial was in Grace Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation was held Sunday, July 8, ...
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  • R. Evelyn Nelson, 95, of Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge and Alpha, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at Hammond-Henry Hospital’s Long Term Care Facility in Geneseo. Funeral services were held Monday, July 9, at Grace Luthern Church in Ophiem. Burial was in Grace Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation was held Sunday, July 8, at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home, Alpha. Memorials may be left to Grace Lutheran Church or Grace Lutheran Cemetery.
    She was born on Sept. 18, 1916, in Alpha, the daughter of Rhuben and Edna (Peterson) Rehn. She graduated from Oxford Township High School in Alpha in 1933. She married Paul H. Nelson on Sept. 6, 1936, in Ophiem. He died in 1998. She was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Ophiem and was also a member of the former Oxford Home Bureau in Alpha. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and playing cards.
    Survivors include two daughters and spouses, Ruth and Zack Colt of Shell Knob, Mo., and Mary Ann and Mike Cullen of Moline; two sons and spouses, James and Carol Nelson of Naperville and David and Dede Nelson of Geneseo; eight grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother.
     
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