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Rebecca “Becki” Nelson, age 73, passed away unexpectedly on January 24, 2020, with the love and prayers of her family.
Becki was born in Battle Creek, MI, on August 6, 1946. Shortly after she was born, Becki and her family moved to Paw Paw, IL.
At the age of six, Beckiâ€™s life changed drastically after the passing of her mother. Becki entered into the foster system until the age of 13 when fostered by the Elliot family. They may not have been the family she was born to, but they became the family of her heart and soul, and the ones who cared for her as their very own.
In 1964, Becki graduated from St. Charles High School. Soon after graduation she was married and blessed with two children.
One day early in the spring of 1974, Becki went over to her friendâ€™s house next door and as fate would have it, she met Tim Nelson. Tim was determined from the moment he met Becki to ask for her hand in marriage. After a whirlwind courtship, Tim and Becki were united in marriage on August 10, 1974, and were blessed with the addition of another child.
When the kids were younger, Becki and Tim were both members of the Elburn Community Congregational Church where they served as youth leaders and Becki taught Sunday school. There were many memories and laughs that were shared within those walls.
After they were married, Tim wanted Becki to be at home as much as possible, and not have the burden of having to work. She became a self-proclaimed “Domestic Goddess”, which she told everyone. She did not take her new role lightly and proudly lived up to the title
In her younger years, Becki had a beloved horse named Babe. She took care of Babeâ€™s every need, sharing her unconditional love and care as if Babe was one of her own children.
When the weather was nice, Becki spent hours and hours tending to her gardens where she grew many different kinds of flowers. You could always find her on hands and knees pulling weeds and tending to them. Becki loved the feeling of the soil and having it under her nails.
If Becki wasnâ€™t outside working in the garden, she was working in the kitchen on another kind of project. Becki was an amazing cook and baker. No one wanted to miss a meal that Becki made for fear they would miss out, not on dinner, but a delicious culinary event.
The last few years were very hard on Becki. She spent much of her time in and out of the hospital and rehab facilities, but never lost track of those in her “basket”. If she had contact at all with you, it was assumed that God had placed you in her “basket”. Whether she planned the gifts, or whether it was just coincidence, Becki made sure there was always something special for anyone in need on a specially designated chair on which she bestowed the title, “The Blessing Chair”. Many people cherished the blessings they received, and the number grew every year. For this and many other reasons, Becki will be forever missed, and never forgotten. Her memories and love will forever stay in the hearts of those who met her.
Becki is survived by her husband of 45 years, Tim Nelson; three children: Dawne Lohmann, Todd Lohmann, Chadd (Kristy) Nelson; five grandchildren: Nate (Tiffany), Alec, Johnny, Sophia and Olivia; her two great-grandchilden, Blayke and Braelynn; her foster mother, Laverne Elliot; and five siblings: Deborah, Barbara, Mark, Mike, and Carol.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Cecilia; her foster father, Theodore Elliot, and her sister, Mary.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 4-7 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119, with a service to follow visitation at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to The Salvation Army, at www.satruck.org. For those wanting to share memories, please send tributes to Memories of Becki Nelson, P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL, , the Conley Funeral Home Facebook page or at www.conleycare.com.
Service to follow visitation at 7 p.m.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 4-7 p.m. at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119, with a service to follow visitation at 7 p.m.
Private family burial.