|Marguerite C. Nelson|
|April 26, 1920 - October 13, 2011|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Marguerite C. Nelson, 91, of Rock Island, died Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf. Private graveside services where held on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Church of Peace, United Church of Christ, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island is assisting the family.|
Marguerite was born on April 26, 1920 in Rock Island, a daughter of Chester L. Cralle and Bertha Bertelsen Cralle. She married Robert S. Nelson on April 26, 1941 in Rock Island; he preceded his wife in death on September 8, 1994. Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker. Earlier she had worked as a seamstress. Her memberships include the Church of Peace, United Church of Christ, Rock Island, Agnes Hirst Circle of the Kings Daughters, the Rock Island Fine Arts Club and the Friends of the Rock Island Library.
Survivors include her sons, Richard (Bonnie) Nelson, Rock Island, Robert (Lynne) Nelson, Jr., Towanda, IL; grandchildren, Bradley (Stephanie) Nelson, Centennial, CO., Daniel Nelson, Aurora, Signe (Sterling) Nelson-Combs, East Moline and Whitney (Michael) Nadeau, Moline; and ten great grandchildren.
Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Robert Nelson, Sr. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
Pete and Bonnie, we wish to convey our sympathies to you and your family. Will hope this is a time to think back on all the wonderful memories you must have of your mom.
-- Peg and Bill Bulat
Dear Richard and Robert,
I don't know if you'll remember me.
I have known you since 1952 when I was first organist at the Church of Peace. Actually, your mother was probably my first real friend when I came to Rock Island as a newly-wed.
I played for the church for most of the 1950's. During that time I accompanied your mother when she was the soloist for many, many weddings and also for many funerals. She had a very beautiful voice. It is so sad that she stopped singing before home recording became something that was easily done. It would have been wonderful if there was a recording of her rich, full and loving voice.
Marg was the one who introduced me to King's Daughters - thus introducing me to many nice young women in Rock Island.
She baby-sat for my oldest son, Larry, and attended his wedding. She also attended my daughter's wedding eleven years later. She was just always a very, very special friend.
She was a lady. She was a devoted Christian. She was very kind and thoughtful. I shall miss her.
One time when I was describing her to someone who wasn't sure who she was the other women said "Oh, is she that gal with stars in her eyes". Yes, she was. She was beautiful in every way.
She was so proud of you two boys and of her extended family.
She will be missed by many, many people.
-- Nancy Johnson
Nona and I just learned today of Marg's death. She was a great lady and a wonderful friend to our mom and dad. My thoughts are with all of you.
-- Karen Haberthur Leonard
We didn't know that your Mom had passed away until we went to Rock Island to see our aunt and uncle. We have so many good memories of both of your parents. Mom and Dad were blessed to have your parents as friends. When my Mother passed away, your Mom was reading the Bible to her while I tried to comfort my Dad. Your Mom lived a full, good Christian life. I bet my parents and your parents are reunited in heaven. I doubt there is hunting in heaven or our Dads would be having a great time. I'm sorry for your loss.
-- Nona Hoak