Elisabeth Ursula Nelson, 83, of Reynolds, passed away at 1:05 am, Monday, February 25, 2019 at Monticello Healthcare in Monticello.
She was born on August 13, 1935 in Germany to the late Friedrich and Luise Kathrina (Dorsch) Hoerner. On May 29, 1964 she married Harry Nelson in Markham, IL. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1991.
She graduated from high school in Germany where she was trained as a nurse midwife. She spent her life as a homemaker and enjoyed flower gardening and cooking. She received the "Mother of the Year" award. She was fascinated by the history of the American Indian and had many American Indian collectables and decor.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Peterson, Redington, FL, Sandra (Jeff) Heath, Lafayette, Angela Banfro, Norfolk, VA, Christopher (Kristi) Nelson of Nineveh, IN; sister, Emmi Baier, Germany; 9 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Frieda Knott.
Visitation and funeral services will be private at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello with Rev. Kelly Sellers of the Monticello United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the American Kidney Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com