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Dorothy L. Bielema-Nelson

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Dorothy L. Bielema-Nelson

PEORIA – Dorothy L. Bielema-Nelson, 91, of Morrison, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was employed by General Electric in Morrison for 22 years. 

Dorothy was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Morrison, the daughter of William and Lillian (Wolber) Stralow. She married Paul Bielema on Sept. 27, 1941, in Fulton. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1993. She married Howard R. Nelson on Feb. 5, 1994, in Morrison. He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2008. She was a member of Morrison United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Dan) Hill of Morton; two sons, Larry (Mardi) Bielema of Washington and Dale (Jo) Bielema of Peru; one stepdaughter, Dolores (Cecil) Stralow of Temecula, Calif.; one stepson, Douglas (Donna) Nelson of Ojai, Calif.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by one brother, Ellsworth F. Stralow.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Morrison United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ryan Sutton, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.

A memorial has been established to Morrison United Methodist Church.

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