Mary Nelson was born on Friday, July 20, 1928 in Tyndall to Albert and Mary (Blaha) Slavik. She graduated from Tyndall High School in 1946. After high school, Mary attended Southern State Teachers College where she received her Teaching Certificate. Mary married Lowell Nelson at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall on August 23, 1949. She worked for a time in the Auditor’s office before spending many years as the Bon Homme County Director of Equalization.
Mary passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Tyndall, South Dakota. She had attained the age of 85 years, 10 months, and 19 days.
Grateful for having shared Mary’s life is her husband of 64 years, Lowell Nelson of Tyndall; three children: Jeanne (Doug) Wiebelhaus of Mitchell, Greg (Deborah) Nelson of Sioux Falls and Mark Nelson of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one sister: Elsie West of Torrance, CA.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Mary, her infant daughter Peggy Lee in 1953, and eight brothers and sisters.