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Kathleen  Nelson

CLERGY
Rev. Ron Shifley
MUSIC
Organist ~ Sharon Orth
Congregational Hymns
“Morning is Broken”
“In The Garden”
“How Great Thou Art”
CASKETBEARERS
Jeff Pierce
Matthew Nelson
Logan Smidt
Adam Gavin
Josh Wasmund
Evan Graham
Kathleen Nelson was born Saturday, September 18, 1920 in Scotland to Matthew and Mary (Plattner) Bainbridge. After graduating from Scotland High School in 1938, Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Southern State College. On March 30, 1945, Kathleen was united in marriage to Maynard Nelson in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
In addition to teaching and supporting Maynard on the farm, Kathleen was very active in her church and community. She held various volunteer positions including Presbyterian Sunday School Superintendent, 4-H Leader, library volunteer, delivered Meals on Wheels, Historical Society and Good Samaritian Society volunteer.  If she wasn’t working or volunteering, she had many hobbies which she enjoyed in her free time. She enjoyed singing in the community choir, playing piano, quilting, reading and she was a member of a sewing club.
Kathleen passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in Scotland. She had attained the age of 93 years, 8 months, and 24 days.
Grateful for having shared her life are Kathleen’s children: Jerry (Mary) Nelson of Scotland, Jeanette (John) Lisbeth of Viera, FL, Marlys (Donan) Wasmund of Worthington, MN, and Mary (Rick) Lingberg of Sioux Falls, SD; her grandchildren: Terese, Jeff, Julie, Matthew, Adam, Katherine, Josh, Sarah, Christine, and Heather; 18 great-grandchildren and her brother, Paul Bainbridge of Scotland.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband Maynard in 1977; her parents, Matthew and Mary Bainbridge; her son, David Nelson and her daughter-in-law, Karen.

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I just heard about Kathleen's death. Please accept Derrill & my heart-felt sympathy to your entire family. May God grant you his strength in the days ahead.

Lonna Hanson Jun 20 2014 6:18 PM

My sympathy to all of Kathleen's family. I have many fond memories of the years I did her hair care. I always enjoyed visiting with her as well. Treasure your memories of her.

Rhonda Isaak Jun 16 2014 5:26 AM

Although we didn't discover our South Dakota cousins until later in Kathleen's life we have warm remembrances. Our sincere sympathy to all of Kathleen's families.

Marilyn & Dean Miller Jun 14 2014 10:23 PM

We will miss our dear friend and "neighbor". Our prayers with all of you as you reminisce those who have passed.

Dorene and Craig WincklerFamily Jun 14 2014 2:23 PM

Heartfelt sympathy to Kathleen's family. May she rest in peace. She has touched and influenced many lives with her many talents.

Tim & Pam Cokeley Jun 14 2014 6:25 AM

Sincere sympathy to all of your family. She will be missed.

David and Bunny Eberhardt Jun 13 2014 10:36 AM

I have such good warm memories of Kathleen. She was part of the wonderful group of women who kept so many things 'ticking' at Church and the Community. We were all blessed to benefit from such devotion.

Caryl Hebbert Abbott Jun 12 2014 11:14 PM

Our deepest and sincere sympathy to all of the family. Years back, we remember her leadership in the Presbyterian Church and treasure those memories.----Ferne &Marvin Baltzer

Ferne &Marvin Baltzer Jun 11 2014 9:32 PM