Debra Nelson

DWIGHT – Debra Nelson, 65, of Dwight passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:32 a.m. with her family by her side. According to Debra’s wishes there will be a celebration of life at a later date and cremation rites have been accorded. Debra was born June 3, 1952 in Morris, daughter of Lyle and Mary Colman Jensen. She married Rick “Teddy” Nelson June 13, 1981 in Dwight. He survives in Dwight. Debra is also survived by her sister, Linda Dunlap of Odell; brother-in-law, David (Melaine) Nelson of Diamond; sister-in-law, Pam Nelson of Dwight; nieces, Katy Dunlap of Odell and Paige Nelson of Braidwood; nephews: Chris Dunlap of San Antonio, Texas; and Tod Nelson of Franklin, Illinois. She had an inseparable bond with her great-nephew, Noah Bennett of Odell. She was preceded in death by her parents and her mother and father-in-law. Debra worked for the Fox Center in Dwight for many years as well as the Dwight Dental Clinic and Morris Hospital, Morris. She was an avid reader. She also followed the Cubs and Blackhawks closely. She enjoyed traveling and was always there to support Dwight’s sports teams and events. Memorials in honor of Debra may be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice or the Dwight Public Library. Online condolences may be left for the family at: