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Lucille Nelson

July 13, 1918 December 17, 2014
Lucille Nelson
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Obituary for Lucille Nelson

Leaf River - Lucille Nelson, 96, of Leaf River, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in her home, following a short illness. Born July 13, 1918, in Seward, the daughter of Charles O. and Anna E. (Swanlund) Berglund. Graduated from Seward High School and then Leaf River High School in 1936. Lucille married Kenneth C. Nelson on March 9, 1940, in German Valley. She was retired from Kable News as the traffic administrator and also served the Leaf River community as township clerk for 32 years. Lucille was a member of the Seward Historical Society. She loved to make sock monkeys for family and friends and sewed over 2,000 surgical caps for children in Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Lucille is lovingly survived by her daughters, Carol (Gordy) Erxleben of Rockford, Mary Morrison of Leaf River and Jane (James) Phelps of Loves Park; grandchildren, Warren (Vicki) Erxleben, Beth (Tom) Parker, Becky (Scott) Pelhank, Kathy (Steve) Allender and Anna (Ray) Ricordati; seven great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Kenneth on August 1, 2004; son-in-law, Doug Morrison; brothers, Edwin and William Berglund; and sisters, Helen Berglund and Ruth Bowman.

Funeral Information

Graveside service is at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 22, 2014, in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. David Poust, pastor of Leaf River United Methodist Church, officiating. Visitation 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago.

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