Richard A. Nelson

Richard A. Nelson, a resident of Round Lake Beach, passed away Monday October 28, 2013, at his home, at the age of 70. He was born August 2, 1943 in Chicago to Martin and Cora (nee: Kilcrease) Nelson. Richard was a member of the American Legion, AMVets, and the VFW. He loved to garden and make dill pickles. He loved the Bears, liked to play the slots, and fish. Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Jean, whom he wed April 22, 1968 in Chicago, his daughters Deborah (Greg) Hinkley of Grayslake, Corinne (David) Ness of Antioch, and Sharon (Bobby) Donnellan of Lake Villa, his grandchildren Abby, KC, Jimmy, Thomas, Max, Martin, Savannah, and Aidan, his brother Lance (Kathy) Nelson of Austin, TX, and his sister Corinne (Bob) Pflug of Mundelein. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Patrick and Martin. Friends of the family may visit Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service will be held on Friday November 1, 2013 at 11:00am at Wildwood Presbyterian Church 18630 W. Old Gages Lake Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

2 Responses to Richard A. Nelson

  • Tammy (Vogelsberg) Hanson says:

    I have known Mr. Nelson since I was a little girl. One of my fondest memories of Mr. Nelson was watching him try to get Debbie and Corinne’s kite to fly. He would run up and down the street, over and over, until the kite would take off. Mr. Nelson, you will be dearly missed.

  • Mary Lillstrom says:

    I offer my deepest sympathy to to Mary Jean and her girl’s families. Mary Jean and Dick have always been and will continue be a role model to me and my beloved. Their love and commitment to each other and family speaks volumes. Thank you to you for your guidance throughout this lifetime.
    Love, Mary