Alyce J. Nelson

Alyce J. Nelson, 85, of Aledo, IL, formerly of New Windsor, IL died Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Mercer Manor in Aledo, having fought a courageous battle with cancer.  Private services are Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in New Windsor.  Burial is in the New Windsor Cemetery.  Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha.   Memorials may be left to Calvary Lutheran Church and online condolences may be made at 

She was born October 8, 1935 in rural New Windsor to Herbert and Verle Parker Johnson.  She attended the New Windsor and Winola schools.   Alyce was united in marriage to LaVerne E. “Bud” Nelson, October 18, 1952 in New Windsor and they were married 65 years until his death May 4, 2018.

She was a homemaker and worked in the cafeteria at the New Windsor Grade School.  Alyce was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church and a volunteer for many years for the American Red Cross. Alyce enjoyed needlework, flower gardening, lunches with her schoolmates, spending time with her family and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Survivors include 2 daughters, Brenda (Ed) Marple of Reynolds, IL, Dawn (Doug) Forsyth of Viola, IL; 3 grandchildren, Tara (Jeremy) Schulz of Blue Grass, IA, Leslie VanWinkle and Andrew (Crystal) Forsyth, both of Viola, IL; 5 great-grandchildren, Lauryn and Landen VanWinkle, Rayna and Zoey Schulz, Reed Forsyth; 1 sister, Judy (Jack) Bollinger of New Windsor, IL; 1 sister-in-law, Lucille Johnson of Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, two sisters, Marilyn Laird and Bertha Randall; 3 brothers, David, Orville, and Delbert Johnson preceded her in death.

The family would like to thank Compassus Hospice, especially Crystal, Maddie, Delanee, and K.J., and the staff at Mercer Manor for giving Mom such wonderful care.  We would also like to thank Bev Monson for the support she gave our mom.

Posted online on March 03, 2021