Margaret R. Nelson

Margaret R. Nelson

July 24, 1938 - April 26, 2023

Margaret R. Nelson

July 24, 1938 - April 26, 2023


Margaret R. Nelson, 84, of Chippewa Twp., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 in Franciscan Manor.

Born July 24, 1938 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Franek) Bilka.

Margaret was born and raised and lived most of her life in Altoona, PA. She met the love of her life, Richard, at Bishop Guilfoyle High School. They were married in 1960 and had two children, Frances and Richard, Jr. Margaret worked as a bookkeeper at various places over the years, but her focus was mainly on her family. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. After their retirement, Richard and Margaret moved to Chippewa Twp. to live near her daughter and son-in-law. Family meant everything to them and they spent most of their time with their children and grandchildren. Richard and Margaret were blessed to be married for 60 years and to spend their golden years with their loving family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Nelson, Sr.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Frances Nelson Jackson and Dr. Timothy L. Jackson; grandchildren, Nicole (Jackson) and Dakota Faulkner, and great-grandson, Hudson Faulkner, Dr. Megan Jackson and Dr. Brandon Hoffman, Brittany (Jackson) and Jordan Schantz, Kristen Jackson and Brandon Paroda, Ryan Jackson and Madysn Tusick; a son, Richard E. Nelson, Jr and Lynn Lattimer Nelson; grandchildren Nicholas, Erin, and Shannon Nelson.

We would like to thank the staff at Franciscan Manor for their tender loving care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church of St. Augustine Parish, Chippewa Twp., on Tuesday, May 2nd at 10AM with Fr. Kim Schreck as celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Augustine Parish, 116 Thorndale Drive, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Arrangements were handled by GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa Twp.,


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2 responses to Margaret R. Nelson

  1. I am shocked and beyond saddened to see this obituary. I saw Margaret in the dining hall frequently as my Mom was at her table. I actually saw her yesterday at lunch; she and my grandson had a delightful conversation. She loved her grandchildren and was so proud when you girls would stop by to talk.

    Please know that you are all in my prayers.
    RIP Margaret.

  2. Our sincere condolences to Fran Jackson and her entire family on the passing of her mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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