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Patricia Ann Nelson passed away August 5, 2018, in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 80. She was born on July 14, 1938, in Marion, Indiana daughter of Geraldine and Norris Cretsinger. On June 10, 1988,she married Norman Nelson in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Pat worked for both Anaconda and Drive-Loc in Sycamore, Illinois until retirement. She lived in Mountain Home since moving from Sycamore, Illinois, in 2001. Pat loved quilting and playing bluegrass music on her bass. She and Norm traveled throughout the Arkansas region playing and listening to music.

Pat was preceded by the recent death of her husband Norman Nelson.

She is survived by her three children, Kelly Vancil, Kevin Vancil, Kari Ratfield, her step-daughter Lynette Bolte; her grandson Greg Ratfield; great-grandchildren, Max, Charles, Josephine and Rowan Ratfield; and the father of her children, Larry Vancil.

Visitation for Patricia Ann Nelson will be on August 8, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00pm followed by a service at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association,
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