Nelson Dwiggins

Alton |

Nelson O. Dwiggins, 67, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Saturday August 1, 2009 at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born on September 25, 1941 in Alton. The son of Sidney and Freda (Graham) Dwiggins.

Nelson was married to Patricia Patterson on August 4, 1964 in Wood River, IL. She survives.

He worked as a supervisor for Colonial Bakery for 17 years and a truck driver for Triad Industries for 13 years. Nelson served his country in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the VFW Post 1308 and the Alton Eagles Lodge. Nelson was a member of the Crosspoint Church of South Roxana, IL.

Nelson is survived by his wife Pat, two sons and their wives Jerry and Jaime Dwiggins of Alton, Jody and Sandy Dwiggins of Godfrey; four grandchildren Emily and Allyson Dwiggins, Andrea and Gage Dwiggins; one sister Kaye Dwiggins of South Roxana, one brother and his wife Ricky and Carol Dwiggins of Wood River.

In addition to his parents, a brother Gerald Dwiggins also preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday August 4, 2009 at the Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday August 5, 2009 with the Rev. Richard Clouse and Rev Kenneth Clark officiating. The VFW Post 1308 Ritual Team will accord M ilitary Rites.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park Godfrey, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Crosspoint Church Building Fund, PO Box 186, South Roxana, IL 62087.

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Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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