Gloria D. Nelson, 71, of Geneseo, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Funeral services celebrating her life were held Thursday, March 28 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. The Rev. Arthur Bergren officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, following the funeral. A visitation was held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society.
She was born on Oct. 18, 1941, in Geneseo, the daughter of Harry C. and Bertha A. (Nitz) Butzer. She was a 1960 graduate of American School in Chicago. She married John H. Nelson Jr. on Dec. 4, 1965, in Geneseo. He died on Feb. 17, 2011. She was employed at Hammond-Henry Hospital as a nurse for more than 43 years. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Geneseo and enjoyed antiquing and attending area auctions.
Survivors include extended family and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.