Grace A. Nelson (95) formerly of Effingham


Published on December 17 2012 10:28 am

Grace A. Nelson, (nee Hairgrove), 95, formerly of Effingham, Illinois, was born on December 25, 1916 in Dubuque, Iowa, and passed away peacefully on December 12, 2012 in Rolling Meadows.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, with the Rev. Drew Holloway officiating. Entombment will follow in Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. till service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be left at

Grace was the adoring wife of 60 years to the late Walter H.; loving mother of Warren (Michelle Li), Sandra (Peter Vazzano), and Keith (Janice); fond grandmother of Erik, Hans, Kirsten, Derek, and Dana; and proud great-grandmother of Cash, Shelby, Payton, and Benjamin.

Grace was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Effingham and also a past president of Lake Sara Good Neighbors.