Georgia M. Nelson, 95, passed away September 13, 2019

Georgia M. Nelson, 95, formerly of St. Joseph, went to meet her Lord & Savior on Friday, September 13, 2019, at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman where she most recently resided.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 20, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Robert Confer officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Bluff Cemetery in Stevensville. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. prior to the service. Memorial donations in Georgia’s name may be made to First Church of God-St. Joseph. Those wishing to sign Georgia’s Memory Book online may do so at

Georgia was born April 24, 1924 in Beachcreek, Kentucky to William & Inez Flora (LeNeave) Pace. She graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago, Class of 1942. On February 2, 1945 she married Dwight O. Nelson in Roseland, IL. Georgia dedicated her life to caring for her husband and family. In 1988 Georgia & Dwight moved to St. Joseph. Georgia was an active member of First Church of God where she was a choir member and was active in Bible Study Fellowship.

Georgia is survived by four daughters-Sherryl (James) Thornton of Crete, IL, Janet (John) Vinke of South Holland, IL, Jean (George) Molton of Orland Park, IL, Lisa (James) Lundin of Sawyer, MI; two sons- Dwight (Betty) Nelson, Jr. of Barneveld, WI, Lance Nelson of Florence, TX; nine grandchildren-Benjamin (Karen) Nelson, Amy Thornton, Mark Lundin, Annalise (Ryan) Nelson-Balock, Andy (Jamie) Thornton, Kelly (Mike) Van Hook, Scott (Carmen) Lundin, John (Shereen) Vinke, Jeffrey (Rhonna) Vinke; twenty-four great-grandchildren; her brother Ken (Doreen) Pace of Washington State; and numerous nieces & nephews. Georgia was preceded in death by her husband Dwight on January 22, 2003, two grandsons-Matthew Lundin & Daniel Thornton, her parents, and her brother William Pace. 

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