Jewell L. Nelson, Roscoe, IL
July 29, 1923 - October 14, 2017
Jewell L. Nelson, 94, of Roscoe, IL, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 in North Pointe Terrace, Roscoe, IL. She was born July 29, 1923 in Roscoe, IL, the daughter of Jacob and Irma (Ziesenhenne) Reimer. Jewell was a 1940 graduate of Hononegah High School. She married Dale Nelson on November 19, 1943 in Chicago, IL, while he was on a 48 hour military leave. He predeceased her on October 31, 2005. Jewell was formerly employed by Bell & Howell in New York City, Beloit Iron Works and Fairbanks Morse. As an only child, she raised chickens and said they were her only friends. She liked cats, enjoyed sewing, needlework, puzzles, and reading magazines. As her sight declined, she enjoyed listening to Cubs games, and TV shows like Dr. Phil. Jewell liked rhyming and had a great wit about her.
Survivors include her children: Diane L. (Gary) Shoemaker of Brodhead, WI, Bruce (Cheryl) Nelson of Roscoe, IL, and Susan Berger of Bettendorf, IA; grandchildren: Jeffrey (Pam Bell) Shoemaker, Gregory (Amanda) Shoemaker, Ryan (Amy Garst) Nelson, Eric (Katie Kramer) Nelson and Kyle (Felissa Koernig) Berger; great-grandchildren: Gerrad Shoemaker, Paige Shoemaker, Emre Mermer and Coco Jewell Berger. She was predeceased by her parents; and son-in-law, Ralph Berger.
Private graveside service for Jewell will be in Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, IL. Visitation of remembrance will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017 in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI. Memorials may be given in her name to the staff at North Pointe Terrace. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com