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Nelseen Palmquist

June 17, 1938 February 6, 2016
Nelseen Palmquist
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Nelseen Eileen Palmquist, 77, of Peoria, IL passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at her residence. She was born June 17, 1938 in Peoria to John and Nellie Cothran Backus. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Betty Platt, Georgeann Feehery and brothers, John Backus and Fred Backus. She is survived by her daughters, Diana Ferguson of Creve Coeur, Tammy Callear of West Peoria, Debbie (John) Feiler of Seminole, FL, Janet (John) Johnson of Chillicothe, Lori (Doug) Keim of Accokeek, MD; sons, David (Stephanie) Harris of Peoria, Travis (Stephen) Simpson of Bartonville; sisters, Dorothy Wiedeman of Peoria Heights, Virginia Isaacs of Cicero, Margie Bell of Peoria and brother, Robin (Kim) Backus of Rising Sun, IN. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Nelseen worked at Sam’s Club, retiring in 2006. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Lodge #265 at 1704 South East Lane, Peoria, IL 61605 where a Life Celebration will be held on Saturday February 13, 2016 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/donate or any charity of their choice in her name.

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