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Vicki A. Harrison, 69, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday. She was born on September 19, 1948 in Rockford, the daughter of Melvin W. and Margaret A. (Hamilton) Nelson. Vicki graduated from Guilford High School, Michigan State, with an undergraduate in Social Work and the University of Wisconsin with a Master of Arts and Teaching degree with an emphasis on reading. She married Ed Harrison on March 29, 1975 in Rockford. Vicki enjoyed traveling, gardening, family, and her pets. A big part of her life revolved around her family in Christ at Trinity Lutheran Church where she volunteered at Trinity's Day Care and Food Bank, and was involved in the Altar Guild. It was always important to her to take care of those in need. She always stayed in touch with her friends. Vicki was an elementary teacher in Alaska for over 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, Ed; son, Clayton; daughter, Amelia; brothers, Brian (Paulette) and Terry (Denise) Nelson; sisters, Trina Sims and Trudy Nelson; beloved nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family. Predeceased by parents, Melvin Sr., Margaret, Phyllis , Uncle Spafford, Aunt Loetta; and brother, Melvin Nelson Jr.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. 1st St., Rockford, with Pastor Jay Quinn officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to TLC Day Care, 215 N. 1st St., Rockford, IL 61107 or Kreider Services, 500 Anchor Rd., Dixon, IL 61021.

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  1. Nancy pâté

    God bless. So sorry for your loss

  2. Katie (Schaetzle) Esher

    I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Harrison's passing. She was a wonderful woman who brought so much joy and good to the world. I really enjoyed her as my teacher in first and second grade. I remember going to her home and playing with her daughter, Amelia, as we were the same age and grew up together as teacher's daughters. Her home was always filled with art and sunshine and delicious treats to eat. It was always one of my favorite homes to visit. Mrs. Harrison, you are loved and you are missed.

  3. J. Moore/Volunteer

    To the Family of Vicki A. Harrison, So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Vicki. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Vicki. (John 11:41-44)

  4. Danielle Foertsch

    Clayton, Amelia, and Ed- Although I never got to know your mom and wife, I know she must have been a wonderful person because you're all kind, caring, and compassionate. You all carry her on within you each day. Sending love and hugs across the miles.

  5. Sharon Winterhalter

    So many fond memories of Vicki including our travels, gardening interests, talks about our children on walks around town. She was a kind-hearted person for sure.Wished I could have made her service, but was visiting family from miles away.Always will be a special place in my heart for her. Sincere condolences to Ed, Clayton, Amelia & the rest of her family.

  6. Sharon and Matt Tikka

    Vicki was a dear and thoughtful friend. We shared many memories and holidays raising our kids together. It was a fun and happy time. Vicki and her family will be in our prayers.

  7. Barb Shlikas Cornwall

    To Vicki & Family, She was the fourth person in our Guilford Gals luncheon group to pass way before her time. Vicki was always so sweet, kind, and thoughtful. She made all of the "original" Guilford Gals a necklace which had a light blue ribbon (for Guilford Vikings) along with golden bells attached. I plan to wear this necklace in her memory when I attend her service on Saturday. I thought of Vicki often during her last days, and I pray that she passed peacefully. Numerous classmates of yours have welcomed you to Heaven, and may you Rest In Peace. Sincere condolences to her family ...

  8. Barbara Larson

    My sincerest condolences to the family and all that have been fortunate enough to know and love Vicki. Vicki was a dear friend and through the 60+ years she remained the sweetest, warmest, most sincere friend that I have been blessed to know. I will miss her dearly but so glad I was lucky to be her friend. She is at home with the angels.

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