Sunday, July 29, 2012

Emmert M. Nelsen Obit

Emmert M. Nelsen Obit

From the Coon Rapids Enterprise of 1 Oct 1987:

[Emmert's wife, Margaret, was the daughter of Wilson and Lucile (KINNICK) Herron]

Services for Emmert Nelsen

Funeral services for Emmert M. Nelsen were conducted by Pastors Harris Hostager and Joan Mau on September 24, 1987 at Out Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon.

Interment was in Orange Center Cemetery south of Coon Rapids. Casketbeareres were grandsons: Randy Nelsen, Todd Nelsen, Michael Nelsen, Carrell Nelsen II, Don Nelsen, Joel Rattenborg, Jay Myers, Nick Nelsen, Chad Nelsen, Joshua Nelsen, Scott Dermody, David Dermody and James Nelsen.

Emmert M. Nelsen

Emmert Martinus Nelsen, the son of Nels George and Vitta Pedersen Nelsen, was born July 25, 1914 in Audubon County near Ross, Iowa and died of respiratory failure on September 22, 1987 at Jenny Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 73 years.

He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids, and educated in the Guthrie County schools.

On October 2, 1933 he married Margaret Herron of Coon Rapids and to this union eight children were born.

They farmed until 1960 when they moved into Audubon where he worked for Langs Home Furnishings. In March of 1963 they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to work for the S & M Egg Ranch.They returned to Audubon in 1965 and he worked for the City of Audubon until he retired in 1980.

He was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon.

Preceding him in death were three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his parents; his stepmother, Elna; two brothers, Arnold and Hardvig Nelsen; and one sister, Norma Slater.

Survivors include his wife Margaret of Audubon; the following children: Arnold and wife Karen Nelsen of Jefferson, S.D., Darrell and wife Sue Nelsen of Audubon, Thomas and wife Betsy Nelsen of Hamlin, Marie and husband Bennie Myers of Treynor, Vitta and husband Bob Rattenborg of Audubon, Donald and wife Dorothy Nelsen of Avoca, Phyllis Dermondy of Johnston, and Frank and wife Ann Nelsen of Walnut; 24 grand-children; 18 great-grand-children; three sisters, Ramona and husband Wyman Jensen of Altoona, Gretchen and husband Mike De Carlo of Des Moines, and Joan and husband Roy Mortensen of Audubon; and two brothers, Elmer and wife Sharon Nelsen of Des Moines and Dale Nelsen of California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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