Sam Nelson to turn 80

Staff reports

Sam Nelson will celebrate his 80th birthday with his family.

Sam was born on April 22, 1929 to Lytle and Frances Fuhr Nelson. He married Geneva Johnson in 1955 and has four children,  Dennis (Cindy) Nelson of Joy, Laura (Ed) Rivas of Naperville, Kathy (Steve) Shirley of Texas, Sam Nelson III of Naperville. A son Brian died at birth; also there are two granchildren, Alex and Barbara Rivas.

Sam has farmed his whole life on the family farm in Duncan Township and helped his parents run a roller skating rink (Lake Nelson), a popular place from 1938 til 1952. Anyone wishing to send a card, can do so to Sam Nelson, 1572- 130th St. Aledo, IL 61231.