Funeral services celebrating her life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. The Rev. Arthur Bergren will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, following the funeral. Visitation for Gloria will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society.
Gloria was born on Oct. 18, 1941, in Geneseo, the daughter of Harry C. and Bertha A. (Nitz) Butzer. She was a 1960 graduate of American School in Chicago. Gloria was united in marriage to John H. Nelson Jr. on Dec. 4, 1965, in Geneseo, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2011.
Gloria was employed at Hammond-Henry Hospital as a nurse for more than 43 years. Gloria was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Geneseo and enjoyed antiquing and attending area auctions.
Survivors include extended family and close friends.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
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