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Nelson, Pauline
Mrs. R. Pauline Erwin Nelson, 82, of 107 Lewis Lane, Knoxville, Ill died at 4:40 am Friday February 25, 2011 in Marigold Nursing Home.

She was born on January 26, 1929 in Sandwich, Ill the daughter of Harry F. and Margaret J. Johnson Erwin. She first married James Mummey. She later married Raymond Bud Nelson on March 3, 1971 in Galesburg, Ill. He survives.

Also surviving is a son Tom Mummey of Galesburg; a daughter Brunda Mummey of Galesburg; three step sons Alan Nelson of Galesburg, Steven Nelson of Arvada, Colo. and Mark Nelson Tempe, Ariz; a brother John (Wanda) Erwin of Knoxville, Ill; a sister Sharon (Larry) Carlson of Wataga, Ill; two granddaughters; one step grandson and four great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Pauline worked for the former Galesburg Research Hospital, retiring in 1971. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1946. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Galva. She enjoyed traveling and decorating her own home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Paul Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital or the Elks Crippled Children. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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