James W. "Jim" Nelson

October 4, 1932 - March 24, 2017
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James W. Nelson, 84, of Belvidere, IL, passed away suddenly, Friday, March 24, 2017 at Swedish American Medical Center, Belvidere. He was born October 4, 1932 in Rockford, IL, son of Nels E. and Myrtle L. (Draper) Nelson. Jim married the love of his life, Jane B. Chambers on October 23, 1952. He went on to serve in the United States Army from 1952-1954. Jim was a farmer and truck driver for many years. He was a member of the grange, and the Boone County Conservation Board. Jim was a 4-H Leader and on the 4-H auction committee. He loved horses, and Farmall tractors. Jim was an avid Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fan.

Jim is loved and missed by his children, Wayne (Mary) Nelson of Rockton, Debbie Peaslee of Belvidere, Denise (Bob) Mohar of Stillman Valley, Dennis Nelson of Poplar Grove, Kimberly Nelson of Belvidere, and Dana Nelson of Belvidere; grandchildren, Jaymie and Jim (Lauren) Nelson, Clayton (Rachel) and Leslie Peaslee, Jeffrey and Joshua (Debbie) Nelson, Polly Taylor, Jessey (Nate) Bozovsky, and Nelson Taylor; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Jane, grandson, Nate Mohar, brother, Don and sister, Evelyn.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL with Rev. John Brennan officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the funeral home and from 10:00-10:45 a.m., prior to the service. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Memorials may be made to the Boone County 4-H Foundation. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the funeral home


Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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10:00-10:45 a.m., prior to the service


Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL with Rev. John Brennan officiating


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Highland Garden of Memories

Address:

9800 Highway 76, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Highland Garden of Memories


Memorial Information

Memorials may be made to the Boone County 4-H Foundation


 

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Born: October 4, 1932
Died: March 24, 2017

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Elwood Walk posted on 3/25/17

sorry for your loss

 

Dan & Cathy Flynn posted on 3/29/17

So very sorry for your loss.

 

Don & Audrey Kaalaas posted on 3/28/17

Sorry to hear of Jims passing...have known him many years.. Great guy and friendly...cherish the memories.

 

Lori Turner posted on 3/28/17

Sorry for your loss. What a fun guy. RIP Jim

 

Lori Turner posted on 3/28/17

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Rex Kingsbury posted on 3/27/17

My condolences to the Nelson Family on the passing of your father. I have many great memories of visiting with your Dad over the years. My Grandfather and Father always loved to visit with Jim and I would frequently tag along on these road trips out to the farm. May God Bless Jim and your family at this time.

 

Judy Aves Brenner posted on 3/27/17

Dan, Kim, & family, I can't express my sorrow for losing your dad. He was one of the greatest guys I knew. He sure loved all of you. I have so many fun memories of time spent with both your mom & dad. There was no one he didn't have time to give of himself to. You were blessed.

 

Jen, Becca & Pooch posted on 3/26/17

Kim, Dana and family- we're so sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers and hugs

 

Holly Lyman posted on 3/26/17

Kim, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that as the sadness passes, your hearts will be filled with the love from a lifetime of wonderful memories.

 

craig and jackie woosley posted on 3/26/17

so sorry for your loss,we will be praying for your family

 

James Paul Morgan III posted on 3/26/17

Best Uncle ever. God's peace.

 

Chuck Klinefelter and Family posted on 3/26/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss.

 

Stuart & Marcia Rhode Schultz posted on 3/26/17

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Jennifer Freese posted on 3/26/17

He was a good man and will be missed. Kim, Dana, Denise, Wayne, and Vanessa I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Jane can be together again.

 

Ken and Sherry Hicks posted on 3/26/17

Jim was such an animal lover, We enjoyed watching him with the wagon and horses. He wil be missed by many.

 

Ben and Deb Doetch posted on 3/26/17

Dennis and family sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a joy to be around and will be missed .

 

Bobbi & Don Wells posted on 3/26/17

My deepest condolences to the entire family. RIP Jim. You will be missed.

 

Andy Hall and family posted on 3/25/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

 

Dean Page and Iris posted on 3/30/17

Sorry to hear about your dad.He was always interesting to chat with.Unfortunately I was unable to be there tonight.He will be missed by all.

 

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