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Hugh "Whitey" Nelson

March 17, 1934 August 28, 2021
Hugh "Whitey" Nelson
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Obituary for Hugh "Whitey" Nelson

Hugh “Whitey” Nelson, 87, of Morrison, IL, died on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Morrison with Rev. Anthony Appel, Pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church officiating. A visitation will precede the service from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, IL. Memorials have been established to Resthave Home, Rock River Hospice and Home and St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Whitey was born March 17, 1934, in Morrison, IL, to Roy G. and Myra (Howard) Nelson. Whitey was educated in the Morrison Grade Schools and was a 1952 graduate of Morrison High School. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard. He married Janice M. DeVries on December 4, 1953 in Morrison. She died May 25, 2005. He later married Shirley M. Stralow on January 14, 2006 in Morrison. Whitey owned and operated Nelson Electric of Morrison. He also enjoyed farming in his spare time, being a farm kid at heart. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Morrison Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; three sons, Dan Nelson, Randy (Dana) Nelson and Todd (Brenda) Nelson all of Morrison; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Marsha (Tom) Fagan of Fulton, IL and Ann (Rick) Edwards of Bloomington, IL; one stepson, Randy (Karen) Stralow of Morrison, IL; eight step grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anabelle Tucker of Garden Plain, IL.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice; two sisters in infancy; one brother, Howard R. Nelson.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

1

Sep

9:00 AM 9/1/2021 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/1/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter Lutheran Church

601 N. Jackson Street
Morrison, IL 61270

St. Peter Lutheran Church
601 N. Jackson Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

1

Sep

11:00 AM 9/1/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Peter Lutheran Church

601 N. Jackson Street
Morrison, IL 61270

St. Peter Lutheran Church
601 N. Jackson Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Peter Lutheran Church

601 N. Jackson Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Resthave Home

408 Maple Ave
Morrison, IL 61270

Rock River Hospice and Home

2706 Avenue E
Sterling, IL 61081
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