August 20, 1926 - March 18, 2019
Princeton – Alta L. Nelson, 92, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Liberty Village in Princeton, IL. Alta was born in Princeton, IL on August 20, 1926 to the late Ernest and Rebecca (Warren) Underwood. She married the late Sheldon “Shelly” Nelson in Princeton, IL, 1978. She was a member of the New Hope Church of the Nazarene and was a homemaker almost her entire life, a job she did to the fullest and truly loved. She was a very creative and imaginative person. She handmade porcelain dolls and teddy bears, including all their clothing. She was an expert at her craft of crocheting and made some amazing afghans. She made floral arrangements that could rival any florist and hybridized the most beautiful African violets to the point that people would contact her about purchasing them. Alta was a fantastic baker and cook and was constantly making meals for the community and her church to help out families in need. Alta is survived by two sons, Rick (Melanie) Feldges from Darien, IL and Dennis Feldges from Princeton, IL; one step daughter, Shellie Rae Sims; four grandchildren, Beth Feldges, Megan Feldges, David Sims and Marci (Caleb) Sturges; two great grandsons, Sheldon and Lucien Sims; one sister, Gladys (Walter) Rowley; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sheldon Nelson (2000); one daughter, Diane Feldges; one brother, Elbert Underwood; five sisters, Kay Dyer, Mini Lange, Fanny Nave, Effie Underwood and Phyllis Munger. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Freedom House, Princeton, IL. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Services for Alta will be at Norberg Memorial Home, Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. officiated by pastor Laura Root-Tanner, followed by a graveside service at Elm Lawn, Princeton, IL. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. Princeton, IL.
Princeton – Alta L. Nelson, 92, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Liberty Village in Princeton, IL. Alta was born in Princeton, IL on August 20, 1926 to the late Ernest and Rebecca (Warren) Underwood. She married the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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