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Dorothy J. Nelson


Jun. 5, 1929 - Nov. 12, 2020

Sutton, NE resident Dorothy J. Nelson, 91, passed away peacefully of natural causes Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Heritage Crossings in Geneva, NE.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at the Ong Cemetery in Ong, NE with Pastor Mary Scott officiating. Visitation will be Monday, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.

Dorothy was born on June 5, 1929, to Joseph and Caroline (Isley) Miller. She graduated from Geneva High School in 1947. She received a 1 Year Rural Teacher’s Certificate from Hastings College in 1948 and taught at a county school near Exeter and Lakeside School near Sutton.

On August 16, 1950, she married Lee Nelson of Sutton and three children were born: Ron, Merle, and Kay. She graduated from Joseph’s College of Cosmetology in 1973 and operated a beauty shop in her home until she retired.

Lee and Dorothy enjoyed living on the farm, traveling, square dancing, and visiting with friends and family. She was involved with several local clubs and community activities.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Emil and Winnifred Nelson; brother and sister-in-law, Donald J and Wilma Miller; brother-in-law, Lyle Nelson; nephew, Stanley Miller; and multiple aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her husband, Lee; son, Ron (Danalee) Nelson; son, Merle (Joan) Nelson; daughter, Kay Nelson; granddaughter, Ciji (Marc) Almager; grandson, Alan Nelson; sister-in-law, Mary Riley; nieces, nephews, and friends.

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Nov. 16, 2020
Mike and Virginia Johnson
Friends
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Dorothy was a lovely, kind hearted lady! Our deepest thoughts and prayers!

Nov. 16, 2020
Kirk and Marie Pope
Friends
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
during this difficult time!

Nov. 14, 2020
Karen Andersen
neighbor, friend
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The wonderful memories of fun times with Dorothy and Lee will forever fill my heart with joy! I am saddened by her passing, but she's got her new body now and is soaring in Heaven with the Lord! I love you dear friend!

Nov. 14, 2020
Lynn Rauscher
Friend
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So many fun times and memories with Dorothy and the family. Was one of those Moms we all shared. Prayers of comfort to all of you and may your memories of the great times you all shared bring your peace. Love to All.
Lynn

Nov. 13, 2020
Laurie Reinsch
acquaintence
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I was saddened to see that Dorothy died. I thought of her often during the Covid restrictions at Heritage. We missed seeing her and the rest of your family. She was a sweet lady. My family and I extend condolences to all of you. Dad was sad to hear of another one of his classmates passing. Prayers to all.

Laurie Reinsch, Tanny & Marilyn Reinsch

Nov. 13, 2020
Debbie Varon
Niece
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I have SO many great memories of Aunt Dorothy and the summers I spent time with them during my childhood. She will be remembered fondly. My condolences to Lee and the whole family.
Much love, Debbie

Nov. 13, 2020
Lois Northrop
friend
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So sorry to the family. Dorothy gave you all many good memories.

Nov. 13, 2020
John & Sherrie Bartell
Friends
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So very sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a great lady. My mom enjoyed checking up on her at Heritage Crossing while visiting her Aunt next door to Dorothy. Prayer to the whole family.

Nov. 12, 2020
Mitzi & Jeff Manka
Family
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Many great memories spent with Dorothy and your family. She will be missed. Prayers that all those memories will bring you smiles in the days to come. Sending prayers of comfort and strength to all. Mitzi and Jeff

Nov. 12, 2020
Ken & Nancy Overturf
Friends
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Sorry for your family loss.
We have so been blessed for many years of friendship.
We will miss you dear friend.
Love you

Nov. 12, 2020
Mike and Susan Nagle
Friends
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Dear Nelson Family,

We are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed our visits with Dorothy over the years. She was a great person and will be missed.

Mike, Susan and Michael Nagle

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