Brian Nelson


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Posted Online: Oct. 20, 2010, 5:18 pm
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Brian S. Nelson, 49, of Rock Island, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral services are 7 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation is 4 p.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established later.

Brian was born on May 22, 1961, in Harvey, Ill., a son of the Rev. Dr. Allen and Naomi Monson Nelson. He married Theresa "Terri" Sand on Aug. 28, 1992, in Moline.

He received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. Brian was an attorney with a practice in Rock Island. He was licensed in both Illinois and Iowa and had argued a case before the Iowa Supreme Court.

Brian was a member of the Rock Island County Bar Association. He was a lover of music, history and geography and known as a gourmet cook. Brian was a devoted and loving husband and a loyal friend.

Survivors include his wife, Terri; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Gail Nelson, Naperville, Ill., Barry and Erica Nelson, Wheaton, Ill., and Brent and Grace Nelson, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.














 




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