Lorraine C. Nelson, age 74, died Thursday, January 3, 2008 at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.
She was born November 3, 1933, in Chicago to John and Catherine (Trace) Lange. On June 22, 1957 she married Martin A. Nelson Jr. in Chicago.
Formerly of Chicago Lorraine had been a resident of Round Lake Beach since 1972.
She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan and a member of the Wild Bunch.
Lorraine loved working in her back yard gardening and tending to her flower beds. She also enjoyed golfing, playing pool, bowling and spending time with her beloved dogs Noisey and Nosey. She especially liked to decorate with lights at Christmas time.
Survivors include her husband Martin of 50 years; a son Martin (Norma) Nelson III of Round Lake Park; two grandsons, Martin Nelson IV and Richard Nelson both of Round Lake Park; and two sisters, Virginia (the late Ellsworth) Peters of Long Lake, and Dorothy (the late Matthew) Gebis of Addison.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, John and Richard Lange.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court (at Cedar Lake Road), Round Lake, Il 60073.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 7, at the funeral home.
Interment in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake.
For those wishing to extend an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 769, Hillside, IL 60162.
For information call the funeral home at 847-546-3300. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com