Lucille Nelson, age 74, of Kankakee, Illinois, passed away on December 6, 2015 in Hammond, Indiana. She was born on June 11, 1941 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to the loving parents of Garald and Celestia Sutton.

Lucille always enjoyed making others laugh. She was known for her care-free attitude and playful sense of humor. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who loved visiting with her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed antiquing and adding to her many collections, including her cherished angel figurines.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Raynor Nelson; son, Daniel Nelson; brother, Richard Sutton; sister, Eileen Joy, and one nephew.

She is survived by her children, David (Tracy) Nelson and Karen (John) Nieman; brothers, Leroy (Susan) Sutton, Paul (Emily) Sutton, and Edwin Sutton; sister-in-law Cheryl Sutton; grandchildren, Josh and Justin Nelson; Nicholas, Jessica and Kimberly Nieman; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with services at 12:00 p.m. at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, Illinois. Interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, 1652 W Lake St, Elgin, Illinois.

Arrangements are entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit

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