Keith A. Nelson

CRYSTAL LAKE – Keith A. Nelson, 50, of Crystal Lake, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
He was born Nov. 9, 1962, in Woodstock. He was a fun loving, outgoing, adventurous guy with the most infectious laugh. His passions were hang gliding, riding his Harley, motor sports, and above all spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by the love of his life, Alanna Winandy, her mother, Bridget Dixon, and her brother-in-law, Dan (Mary) Parker; his brother, John Nelson; his niece, Briana (Brian) VanderWeele; nephews, Logan Nelson, and Brian and Joseph Parker; great-nephew, Hayden VanderWeele; great-niece, Ashton VanderWeele; cousins, Michelle (Russell) Gibbs, Candi (Tim) Nolte, Jeff (Annie) Shulfer and Rhonda (David) Trevoranus; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia (Winters) Nelson; his sisters-in-law, Mary Winandy Parker and Darlene Nelson; his grandmother, Gertrude Winters; and his great-aunt, Rose Roewer.
The visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to establish a memorial at a later date.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home
500 West Terra Cotta Ave Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-1760
Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 17, 2012