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Official Obituary of

Phyllis M. Nilson

November 8, 1924 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Phyllis Nilson Obituary

Phyllis M. Nilson (Anderson), of Beloit, was born in Whitewater, WI, November 8, 1924, the daughter of Alfred and Gladys (Mules) Anderson. She graduated from Whitewater City High School in 1942 and came to Beloit to work at Fairbanks, Morse & Co. Here she met her husband, Frank. After marriage on Feb. 23, 1944, she spent one year in Presque Isle, Maine where Frank was stationed in the A.A.C.S. of the Air Force, and she worked in Civil Service on the air field.

In 1969 she worked as a secretary at Roosevelt Jr. High School and later at Beloit Memorial High School. After retirement in 1987, she substituted for 15 years. She was a former member of the Masonic O.E.S. of WI and of Grace Methodist Church. Phyllis was an active member of Redeemer Evangelical Covenant Church. She was a charter member of the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra where she played violin for 15 years. Frank predeceased her in August 2006 after 62 ½ years of marriage.

Those who survive her include her sons, Steven (Kathy) of Clinton, WI, Douglas (Debbie) of Hartland, WI, & Robert (Laura) of Beloit, WI; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Nilson of Madison, WI and Randy Letheby (who was like a son). She is further survived by granddaughters, Heather (Chris) Kelley, Marissa Nilson, Katelyn (Erinn) Brooks, Samantha (Ryan) Haller, Becky (Josh) Hinz, Christina Nilson, and Bridget (Keith) Woyach; grandsons, Mike (Donelle) Kennedy, David Kennedy, Dan (Tiffany) Walrack, Matt (Michelle) Nilson, Kris (Megan) Nilson, Nick (Summer) Nilson, Aaron (Christa) Nilson, and Brian (Sherry Wilson) Joseph; thirty great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.


She was predeceased by her parents, a sister, Carole, a brother, Harold, a daughter, Julie Anne Walrack, a son, Richard Andrew Nilson, grandsons, Andrew Nilson, Tommy Walrack, Adam Nilson, and Brian Walrack; and grandson-in-law Nick Behr.

Since retirement, she was a member of R.E.S.T. (Retired Educational Secretaries Team) and she enjoyed playing piano, making computer cards, working jigsaw and word puzzles, reading, and visiting with people in nursing homes. She especially enjoyed being with her family members on special occasions throughout the year, Christmas, and 4th of July gatherings when the entire family was together.

Phyllis’s Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2024 at REDEEMER Ev. COVENANT CHURCH, 2500 Prairie Avenue, Beloit with Pastor Chris Carlson officiating. Friends will be received on Monday in Church from 10:00 until the time of service. Burial to follow at Eastlawn Cemetery, Beloit. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared on our website.

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March 11, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Redeemer Evangelical Covenant Church
2500 Prairie Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511

Funeral Service
March 11, 2024

11:00 AM
Redeemer Evangelical Covenant Church
2500 Prairie Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511


In Lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.


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