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Pearl O. Nelson

July 6, 1920 August 27, 2018
Pearl O. Nelson
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Obituary for Pearl O. Nelson

Pearl O. Peterson Nelson, age 98, of Peoria, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Independence Village in Peoria.

Pearl was born on July 6, 1920 in rural Truman, MN to Peter and Amanda Peterson. She married Lt. Richard B. Nelson, who was stationed at Frankfort Arsenal, PA, on March 26, 1944 at the Waverly Lutheran Church in Minnesota. He preceded her in death in June of 1997. Also preceding her in death are her parents; two brothers, Glen and Dean Peterson; her sister-in-law and her husband, Dorothy and Jesse Muselman.

Surviving are her children, Judy (Gary) Graham of Ponte Vedra, FL, Janis (Jerry) Campbell of Daufuskie Island, SC and Richard (Jane) Nelson of Peoria, IL; six grandchildren, Britt (Dan) Zehnle of St. Louis, MO, Peter (Amanda) Graham of Jacksonville, FL, Brett Campbell of Orlando, FL, Bryan (Krista) Campbell of Singapore, Graham (Alicia) Nelson of Myrtle Beach, SC and Grant Nelson of New Orleans, LA; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Marlys Pickett.

Pearl graduated from Truman High School and then from Mayo Clinic School of Nursing in Rochester, MN in 1943. She was a Registered Nurse for the Pediatrics Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She had also worked for the Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, and Methodist Hospital in Peoria. She was a Red Cross Volunteer Nurse for 10 years, volunteered at Lutheran Social Services, the Church Mouse, she was an election judge, President of the Woodrow Wilson Women’s Club and a member of the Brag Lodge #29. Pearl was a member of Salem Lutheran Church where she was active in the Esther Circle.

Services will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11am at Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria with visitation held one hour prior to the service. Rev. Craig Swenson will be officiating. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

31

Aug

10:00 AM 8/31/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/31/2018 11:00:00 AM
Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W. War Memorial Drive
PEORIA, IL 61614

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W. War Memorial Drive PEORIA 61614 IL
US

Service

Friday

31

Aug

11:00 AM 8/31/2018 11:00:00 AM
Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W. War Memorial Drive
PEORIA, IL 61614

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W. War Memorial Drive PEORIA 61614 IL
US

Cemetery Details

Location

Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 W. War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 W. War Memorial Drive Peoria 61615 IL
United States
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