Julia A. Nelson, nee Butkus, 86, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born April 30, 1929, in Belleville, Ill., died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Caseyville Nursing and Rehab, Caseyville, Ill.
Julia was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and worked as a food demonstrator at Dierberg's.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Nelson; her infant daughter, Judy Nelson; and her parents, Anthony and Josephine Butkus.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jo Nelson of O'Fallon, Ill.; her sister, Rose (Al) Sirko of New Douglas, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at: www.kasslyfuneral.com.
Service: A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 13, 2016