In Memory of

Nellie A Nelson

March 25, 1925 - November 21, 2012
Nellie Alice (Ross) Nelson, daughter of Victor and Alice (Moyse) Ross, was born at Fort Pierre, SD on March 25, 1925. She graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee, Iowa in 1944. Following graduation she worked at F.W. Woolworth in Cherokee for many years. She was united in marriage to Garland Nelson on December 14, 1945. The couple farmed in the Minnesota as well as Larrabee, Fulda, and Quimby, Iowa areas. Nellie worked as a nurse's assistant at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital for 33 years. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crafts and needlework and collecting recipes, especially salad recipes. She thoroughly enjoyed socializing and time spent with her family. She had been a recent resident at The Gardens in Cherokee, and prior to that Countryside Assisted Living, also in Cherokee. Nellie passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on November 21, 2012, at age 87. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister Marilyn Kelly and a brother Maynard Ross. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Sam (Ramona) Nelson of Freeborn, MN, Jim (Nancy) Nelson of Cherokee, Nancy (Duane) Medick of Elkhart, IA; 11 grandchildren, Bill (Jill) Nelson, Mindy (Dave) Heine, Joe Nelson, Misty (John) Zacharias, Lisa (Mark) Schroeder, Emelee (Jason) Timmerman, Ed (Nancy) Nelson, Audrey (Dan) Pitts, and Kimberly, Katie and Adam Medick; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Donald Nelson of Littleton, CO, sister-in-law, Marcella Nelson of Cherokee, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert D. and Mary Nelson of Cherokee; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Kathy Wicks
Dan Pitts Jason Timmerman Dave Heine John Zacharias Mark Schroeder Maynard Ross Jr.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 24th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. The family will be present from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
"Choral Benediction" "How Great Thou Art" "Borning Cry" by the congregation Organist JoAnne Tapper
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Seeing Nellie whenever I visited Mom (Marian Gifford) at Countryside Assisted Living was so important. She became a good friend and we shared lots of hugs and good talks. I felt her pain so many times over the past years and know she is now in a place where all that is gone. God bless you all. With all my love and prayers,”
- Jean A. Doran
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So very sorry to hear of Nellie's passing, sending my condolences. I worked with her at the hospital and she was such a pleasure to know and work with. I knew Garland also, he would come and visit my folks often when he was near our place. I hope and pray that through the days ahead the many fond memories you have of Nellie will sustain you through this difficult time. I know she will be greatly missed. ”
- Lori Lochner
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Was so sorry to hear about Nellie, I knew the time was close but was sorry we could not be here for the funeral. Our deepest sympathy to all your family. Nancy, my sister, was probably there to greet her up in heaven as she so liked Nellie when they worked the night shift at Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee. ”
- Debbie and Mark Courtright
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Wendy (Warrender) Gillespie
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Our sympathy to you. God Bless you. We didn't know Nellie, but her grandson, Joe Nelson is a good friend.”
- Gus & Julie Courrier
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I have fond memories of her while I was anxiously awaiting for her to take over my shit when I too worked at the hospital. She always had a smile on her face and very kind to ask about my dear Mom and family. Again my are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Terri (Wright) Chester
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Ted and I want to tell you how sorry we are on your loss. She is one of the first people I met when I started working @ the hospital many years ago she took me under her wing and showed me the ropes. She was a great lady and will be missed .”
- Brenda Parker
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss Nancy-- Keep you in my thoughts as this holiday season starts ”
- Deb Hyndman
Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of Nellie's family. I will always remember Nellie as a great coworker and a friend. She was one neat lady and will be missed my many. Now she is at peace and didn't have to suffer very long. ”
- Maralyn Christensen
Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I never got to meet Nellie but my mom (Mary Davis) always talked alot about her and cherished her friendship. I know she will be greatly missed.”
- Denise Davis Richards
Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“so sorry tohear about youre mama she was a wonderful lady.i have fond memories of being at the house. her yummy cream filled cupcakes. mythoughts and prayers are with ya'll”
- lora mc murrin
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