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Nelson, Marilyn J. October 12, 1932 - April 12, 2021

Marilyn J. Nelson, age 88, of Chester, NJ died Monday, April 12, 2021 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  Marilyn was born October 12, 1932 in Blue Island, IL to the late Walter and Hilma (Gustafson) Winterfeldt.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norman Nelson, her son, David Nelson and her brother, Kenneth Winterfeldt.

Marilyn was previously employed by Chester Public School System where she enjoyed teaching for many years before her retirement.  Marilyn was a parishioner of the Zion Lutheran Church, Long Valley and was a member of the church choir.  Marilyn  loved to ski and she was an avid dog lover.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Christine Nelson, two loving sons, Paul Nelson and wife Yvonne, Bruce Nelson and wife Christine, and eight grandchildren, Natasha, Jon, Becky, Neil, Emily, Katelin, Sarah and Michelle.

Arrangements are private and under the direction of the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ  07840.  Online condolences may be left at

For those desiring donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, or to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7, Syracuse, NY 13057, memory of Marilyn.


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    Amy says

    She was a sweetheart. I loved her sense of style. I loved her phone greetings!! She was a special person, and will always have the fondest memories of her. She was a unique and wonderful person.

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