Gloria D. Nelson, 71, of Geneseo passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at Good Samaritan Village in Geneseo, IL. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo, IL. Rev. Arthur Bergren will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo following the funeral. Visitation for Gloria will be from 1- 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society.
Gloria was born on October 18, 1941 in Geneseo, the daughter of Harry C. and Bertha A. (Nitz) Butzer. She was a 1960 graduate of American School in Chicago. Gloria was united in marriage to John H. Nelson, Jr. on December 4, 1965 in Geneseo and he preceded her in death on February 17, 2011. Gloria was employed at Hammond Henry Hospital as a Nurse for over 43 years. Gloria was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Geneseo and enjoyed antiquing and attending area auctions.
Survivors include extended family and close friends.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents and husband.