Home Visitations


Michael J. Nelson

Visitation Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Visitation Time: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
Funeral Time: 10:45 am
Place of Funeral: St. Isidore Church
Funeral Notes: Prayers and final viewing will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the Funeral Home.
Interment: Assumption Cemetery

Michael J. Nelson, 38, of St. Charles passed away in Geneva, IL on Sunday, July 7, leaving us far too soon. He was born in Elk Grove Village and spent his childhood in Itasca. He graduated from Western Illinois University, and was most recently employed as Operations Manager at Abbey Paving, where he was admired as a trustworthy and dedicated employee. Michael was the cherished husband of Colleen (née Kuta) whom he met at the South Side St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Together they became the loving parents of three adored daughters, Madelyn, Amelia and Juliana. He was a dedicated family man, devoting generous time and invaluable help to his mother, sisters and aunts. Any and every problem he encountered was tackled with tenacity and a determination to find a solution. A strong work ethic wove through every aspect of his life, personally and professionally.  HIs family was also treated to his playful nature and warmth, to the delight of his nieces and nephews. His ability to form long lasting friendships was a gift to the many who mourn the loss of his self-deprecating humor, Chicago Cubs and Bears loyalty, and a true love of music. With a determined effort to find the tallest Christmas tree that could safely fit into their home, Michael channeled his alter ego, “Clark Griswold”, while also producing an enviable display of holiday magic, truly a master of exterior illumination.
In addition to Colleen and his daughters, he is survived by his mother Josephine Nelson (née Blasi), his sisters Katherine (Anthony) De Trana, Christina (Mason) Smiedendorf, aunts Maria Spizzirri, and Theresa (Phil) LiVolsi, cousins Frank (Elizabeth) Livolsi  and Robert (Gina) Livolsi, and brother-in-law Jeffery (Nicole) Kuta. He is godfather and uncle to Giada and Anthony, and fond uncle of Rowan,
Vincent, Gianluca, and Evalena. His absence leaves our hearts with an incredible void that can never be filled. The world could use many more “Mikes”.


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