Patricia A. Nelson, 73, Woodstock, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
She was born Feb. 7, 1941, to Patrick J. and Catherine A. (Nolan) Murray.
On Nov. 21, 1959, she married Richard J. Nelson at St. Patricks Church, Hartland.
Patricia worked at the McHenry County Government Center for more than 20 years. Her passion was genealogy, and she was a member of the McHenry County Historical Society for many years. She enjoyed spending winters in Sarasota and summers at their trailer in Milton, Wis. She loved spending time with family and friends, playing games, especially bingo and taking trips on their Harley.
She is survived by her husband; three children, Linda (Jim) Jahn, Wonder Lake, David (Debbie) Nelson, Harvest, Ala., and Cindy (Peter) Lieser, Marseilles; nine grandchildren, Jason and Kristen Jahn, Carlee and Emma Lieser, Jens (Elyssa) Nelson, Katey (Justin) Kimbro, Corrie, Glen, and Bruce Reiter; four great -grandchildren, Layla Nelson, Riley Reiter and Braxton and Kelan Kimbro; a brother, Michael (Ruth) Murray; a nephew, Michael T. Murray Jr.; a niece, Marsha (James) Kalisik; and a great-nephew, Jacob Kalisik.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Thomas J. Murray.
Visitation was May 23 at the Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home. A memorial Mass was held May 24, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Hartland.
Interment was at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to either the American Lung Association or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.