Lola Williamson, 80, formerly of Lanesboro

Lola I. (Nelson) Williamson, 80, of Rock Falls, Ill., died on Sunday, May 19, at CGH Medical Center.

She was born on July 2, 1938, in Lanesboro, the daughter of Willie and Bertha (Gates) Nelson.

She married Kenneth Williamson on June 16, 1962.

She graduated from the Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester and became a registered nurse.

She was proud of her nursing career. She touched many lives in different capacities of her profession, ending a fulfilling career at CGH Medical Center.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her great joy. She was an avid reader, enjoyed shopping and was always on-the-go. Her friends were a big part of her life. They spent lots of time coffeeing, watching movies and attending Rock Falls High School sporting events.

She is survived by her two daughters, Andrea (Brad) Leuschke of Rock Falls, Ill., and Stephanie (Joe) Prisco of Rochester; five grandsons, Patric (Erin) Leuschke, Matt (Jessica) Leuschke, Andrew (Sydney) Leuschke, Alex Prisco and Sam Prisco; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Mindrum and Ruth (Jim) Ostrem, both of Lanesboro; a sister-in-law, Janice Nelson and a brother-in-law, Johnny Muzik.

She was preceded in death by her husband; infant grandson; three brothers, James Nelson, Robert Nelson and David Nelson; three sisters, Jean Bremseth, Margaret Nelson and Lois Muzik and grandson, Mitchel.

The funeral for her was held on Friday, May 24, at the McDonald Funeral Home. Burial followed at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.

Memorials are preferred to Rock Falls Public Library or the CGH Respiratory Department.