Lois Edith NELSON
December 30, 1926 – February 14, 2021
Lois E. Nelson (nee Jonson), 94 of Schaumburg, IL, passed away February 14, 2021. Lois is preceded in death by her husband Anders Theodore, daughter Karen Lambert (Greg), and sons Anders Theodore Jr. (Debra) and Gary (Laura). Lois is survived by her daughter Linda (Tim) Ayers, sisters Shirley McClellan and Margorie Peterson, sister-in-law Inga Trestrail, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Lois was devoted to her family. She always focused on life's positives even in the face of great loss. Lois was born and raised in Evanston, IL, and graduated from Evanston Township Highschool. During World War II Lois worked at Fort Meade, near Washington, DC, for Military Intelligence. Following the end of the War, she returned to Evanston and met and married the love of her life, Andy Nelson. Lois and Andy were happily married for almost 50 years and spending time with family was their greatest joy.
While raising her family Lois worked for 23 years as an Administrator at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Evanston, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL.
In 2000, she moved to Schaumburg, IL, where she enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and celebrating her Swedish heritage. She was greatly adored by her family and friends. Lois will be remembered for her enduring sense of humor and eternal optimism.
A family memorial service will be held later this summer. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL.