Norma R. Nilsen

July 31, 1932 - December 2, 2017
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Obituary

Norma R. Nilsen, 85, Rockford, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, December 2, 2017 at Fairhaven Christian Home after a short illness.  She was surrounded by her loving family.  Norma was born July 31, 1932 in Marengo, Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Austin.  On August 19, 1950, she married Martin Nilsen in Rockford and they had four children.  Norma worked for GTE in Genoa, Illinois, for 25 years, in addition to raising her family.  She cherished her family times, especially when they vacationed in northern Wisconsin, relaxing at the lake and boating.  She loved bowling and was on several leagues over the years.  Martin and Norma enjoyed trips to Michigan salmon fishing.  They were members of the Sons of Norway, Belvidere Moose Lodge and Boone Lake. She made her spiritual home with the Church of Christ with the Elijah Message and she enjoyed reading Holy Scripture.

Norma is loved and will be missed by her children, Kathi (Patrick) Otten, Caryl (Rodger) Hay, Debra (Paul) Triolo and Martin Chris Nilsen; sister, Dorothy Deon Dittbenner; twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased in death by her parents; husband, Martin; granddaughter, Alyx and seven siblings.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, Ill.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be at Highland Garden of Memories.  Memorials can be given in care of Fairhaven Christian Home, 3470 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL  61114.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

Address:

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, Ill.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

Address:

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL


Cemetery Information

Burial will be at Highland Garden of Memories


Memorial Information

V Memorials can be given in care of Fairhaven Christian Home, 3470 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL  61114, in Norma’s name.


 

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Born: July 31, 1932
Died: December 2, 2017

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Jan Triolo posted on 12/10/17

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers Love Jan

 

Lori Harvel posted on 12/8/17

So sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help out. My prayers to all of you.

 

Uncle Les (Les, Elmer Dane) posted on 12/8/17

So sorry to hear Chris ! Prayers for you and the Nilsen family !

 

Glen Hyser posted on 12/7/17

So sorry in this time of grief. I grew up with special memories with this family. Christmas, Birthdays rides in the back of the station wagon. Gene driving a little crazy to make the ride more fun. Going to the park swimming,sledding fishing. And so much more. Thank you Mr & Mrs Nilsen for allowing me to grow up with your wonder family. God Bless RIP.

 

MARSHA (LEMONS) Hicks posted on 12/7/17

Sorry to see this.she was a wonderful person.my heart and prayers are with the fami5

 

Kimberly Donovan posted on 12/7/17

Prayers you and the family

 

Randy Thompson posted on 12/6/17

I have lots of memories of being at the Nilsen house with Chris and his Mom and Dad. I will continue to keep all the family in my thoughts and prayers. May you all find peace and comfort in this time of grief.

 

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