Rev. Ron Shifley
Organist ~ Sharon Orth
“Morning is Broken”
“In The Garden”
“How Great Thou Art”
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.