Gladys Nelson obituary

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Friday, December 3, 1948
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Mrs. Gladys Josephine Nelson, daughter of Hans and Bertha Helgeson, was born March 17, 1911, near Lyle, and passed away Nov. 22 1948, in Austin at the age of 37 yrs 8 months and 5 days.

She was baptized in early infancy and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran church by Rev. Henry Noss. She spent her girlhood in the Lyle vicinity where she attended Red Star school, and later graduated from Austin high school with the class of 1928.

On July 18, 1931, she was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Nelson by Henry Noss at the Lutheran parsonage. They made their home in Austin with the exception of the last 2 1/2 years, which were spent near Elkton.

Mrs. Nelson is survived by her husband and two children, a son, Donald, age 14, and a daughter, Beverly, age 9 years, also four sisters, Mrs. A J Larson, Mrs. Kelly George and Mrs. Asham Silbaugh of Austin and Miss Clara Helgeson of Lyle, three brothers, Ole, Hans and Henry, all of Lyle, three nieces and 2 nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.

Mrs. Nelson was of a quiet kindly disposition and was liked by all with whom she came in contact. Her chief interests were in her home and children, where her loss will be deeply felt.

Short services were held Wednesday at 1 P M at Jordan chapel and at 2 at St. John's Lutheran church, Rev. E G Gaede officiating. She was laid to rest in Pleasant Hill cemetery, Mona, Iowa.


We wish to express our sincere thanks to Rev Gaede, the singers, pall bearers, Livestock and Hog Trim departments at Hormels, Milwaukee Round house employees, neighbors, friends and relatives for their many acts of kindness, floral offerings, memorial tributes and sympathy extended to us during the illness and death of our beloved wife, mother and sister. We also wish to thank the other ministers who called on our loved one during her illness, for their words of comfort.
Kenneth W. Nelson
Donald and Beverly
Sisters and Brothers of Mrs. Nelson