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Fumiko (Kobayashi) Nelson

February 7, 1935 ~ March 16, 2021 (age 86)


Fumiko Nelson, 86, formerly of Peru, IN, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Crystal Lake, IL.  She was born to Masanabo and Kumi (Yamamato) Kobayashi on February 7, 1935 in Tokyo, Japan. Fumiko lived a fulfilled life and was loved dearly by all those around her. She married her husband, Arnold Nelson, a devoted member of the United States Air Force, on March 2, 1962. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2014. Fumiko was a loving wife, caring mother, talented chef, avid dog lover, and much more. She took the utmost pride in her Japanese culture and carried that with her up until the day she passed. Her kindness and benevolent nature will be remembered forever, she was a shining light to everyone who had the great honor of knowing her.


She is survived by her daughters Lana Nelson of St. Louis, MO and Terry Yunker and her husband Richard of Crystal Lake, IL; granddaughter Shimin Yunker and step grandsons Daniel and Patrick Yunker. She also had one older sister, Tomi Urano, one older brother, Nobuharu Kobayashi (both deceased) and one surviving younger brother, Masaharu Kobayashi and a multitude of nieces and nephews still in Japan.


Fumiko will be buried next to her husband, Arnold, in Ever Rest Memorial Park, Cass County, IN on March 20, 2021.


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