Debra “Debby” K. Nelson


Debra Kay Nelson, 67, of Blair, died Monday, September 26, 2022, in her home.

Debra was born June 1, 1955, to Edgar and Ruth (Schmidt) Nelson in Arcadia. Debby graduated from Blair High School in 1974. She attended Wisconsin Rapids Technical School for early childhood care. Debby moved to Elgin, IL, where she worked for many years as a machine operator for Hoffer Plastics and at Walmart in St. Charles, IL. She was an active member of Community of Christ Church. Debby loved her collection of Elvis memorabilia, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She was an avid Packers fan. Debby loved Christmas, where she loved decorating, and buying & wrapping presents for family and friends.

Debra is survived by her twin brother, Darrel (Cathy) of Blair; Ramona (Elias) Quintanilla, Rockford, IL; Renee (Victor) Morales, Elgin, IL; Ilene Coffeen, Stevens Point; Eugene Nelson, Bardwell, KY; Nancy White, Huntley, IL; and Dennis (Linda) Young, Cleveland, MN. Debby is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Debra was preceded in death by siblings: Philip Nelson, Carol Rutherford, James Young, Jon Young and infants Bonnie and Charles Nelson; niece, Melissa Rutherford; and nephews: Randall Young, Gene Scow, Terrance Young and Benjamin Nelson. Also preceding her in death were sisters-in-law: Diane Young and Barbara Nelson; and brothers-in-law: Kenneth Coffeen and Harold Rutherford; and many aunts and uncles.

There will be a Celebration of Life held Sunday, October 23, 2022, at the Town of Preston Town Hall, 1102 E. Broadway, Blair, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m..

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