Linnea Thompson Nelson

Linnea Astrid Thompson Nelson

1924 - 2013

Linnea Astrid Thompson Nelson, 89, died peacefully on Sept. 7, 2013, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock, Ill.

Born on Jan. 30, 1924, in Solvesborg, Sweden, she was the daughter of Herman Thompson and Heldina Kristina Hortensia Thompson.

Linnea was raised in Argyle, Ill., and married Richard Lorrie Nelson on June 25, 1948, in Wilmette, Ill. She was a retired legal secretary at Baxter Incorporated in Deerfield, Ill.

She had many interests and hobbies especially traveling for 50 years with the Melodeers Chorus of Northbrook and were International Singing Champions. She enjoyed flying and did a solo flight to win over her husbands heart. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Linnea is survived by her daughters, Kristina (Nelson) Hesbol of Denver, Colo., and Patricia (Nelson) Behrends of Woodstock, Ill.; grandmother of Ryan Christopher, Travis Lee, Carrie Elizabeth, Matthew Todd, Brett Tyler, and Todd Nelso. Great-grandmother of Shane Richard, Grant Thomas, Colin Edward, Molly Winona, Maya Isabella and Harper Carol. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Nelson, and her grandson, Ryan Christopher.

A celebration of Linneas life will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at Millburn Congregational Church, 19073 W. Grass Lake Rd, Lake Villa, IL, by Pastor Jed.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory

5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533

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Proko Funeral Home
5111 60th St. Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 654-3533

Published online at from Sept. 15 to Sept. 29, 2013