Rebecca R. Nielsen

Rebecca R. Nielsen, age 84, of Grayslake, IL, died on May 14, 2016.  Mrs. Nielsen was a long time resident of Grayslake, Glenview, and Chicago.  Becky was born in Fowlkes, TN, to Carrie Lee and Eddie Elmer Roach, Sr. who preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Elmer Nielsen, sister Christine Henning, brother Eddie Elmer Roach, Jr., and brothers-in-law Earl Nielsen and Carl Nielsen.  She is survived by her sister Mary Lynn Brooks of Montgomery, AL, brothers-in-law Walter Henning of Memphis, TN, and George Nielsen of Harvard, MA.  In addition, Becky is survived by her nieces Carrie Ann (Don) Akey of Memphis, TN, Sandra (Don) Rice of Memphis, TN, and nephew Phillip (Frankie) Henning of Arlington, TN, six children, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  Becky worked for Dr. George Lemire and Dr. Edward Lemire in Chicago for more than 40 years.  After retirement she worked at the Lakehurst Mall, Catholic Charities, ushered at the College of Lake County, and volunteered at the Grayslake Thrift Shop.  Becky traveled extensively, loved to garden and to entertain for and with her friends.  Plus, she was a die hard Cubs fan.  A celebration of Becky’s life will be held on June 11, 2016 at noon at the Fishing Pier Shelter in Central Park in Grayslake.  Please come and share your stories of this remarkable lady who never lost her southern charm.  Memorials can be sent to Becky’s church, The Chapel 25270 W. IL Rt 60, Grayslake, IL 60030. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, call 847-223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

One Response to Rebecca R. Nielsen

  • Rubye thompson says:

    I was fortunate to know Becky–always saw her when she visited the Henning family and she once spent the night with us. She was such a sweet person and always a joy to be around. Love and prayers for the family