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Obituary for Dorothy L. Bielema-Nelson
DOROTHY L. BIELEMA " NELSON, 91, of Morrison, IL, died Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. Dorothy was born December 5, 1921, in Morrison, IL, to William and Lillian (Wolber) Stralow. She was educated in the Morrison grade schools and graduated from Morrison High School. On September 27, 1941 she married Paul Bielema in Fulton, IL. He died on January 22, 1993. She then married Howard R. Nelson on February 5, 1994 in Morrison, IL. He died on January 7, 2008. Dorothy was employed with General Electric Co. in Morrison for 22 years. She was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church where she was active in the church circle. She was a member of the Morrison Country Club, was an avid card player, enjoyed golf and bowling with her late husband, Paul. Dorothy was always a hostess and a wonderful cook, ensuring no one went hungry. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Dan) Hill of Morton, IL; two sons, Larry (Mardi) Bielema of Washington, IL and Dale (Jo) Bielema of Peru, IL; one step daughter, Dolores (Cecil) Stralow of Temecula, CA; one step son, Dr. Douglas (Donna) Nelson of Ojai, CA; five grandchildren, Lisa (Steve) Galbraith, Tom (Wendy) Bielema, Mike (Kili) Bielema, Stacy (Trevor) O"Malley, Bradley (Noemi Pili) Bielema; two step-grandchildren, Nicole (Jimmy) Howard and Robyn (Frank) Fosco; ten great grandchildren, Arabella, Madeline and Seraphina Galbraith, Natalie, Jessica and Samantha Bielema, Brady and Adison Bielema, Austin and Taylor O"Malley; five step-great-grandchildren, Keegan and Mallory Connor, Caroline Howard, Vanessa and Sloan Fosco. She was preceded in death by her husbands, and one brother, Ellsworth F.Stralow.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM " Saturday " September 14, 2013 at the United Methodist Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Ryan Sutton " Pastor of the Morrison United Methodist Church VISITATION: 5:00-7:00 PM - Friday " September 13, 2013 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL