Norma J. Nelson
November 3, 1935 – April 21, 2021
Preceded in death by husband, William A. Nelson. Survived by son, Clark D. Nelson (Eileen); daughters, Catherine A. Nelson, Mary J. Tollefson (Mike); four grandchildren: Brian and Nora Nelson, Anna and Alyssa Tollefson.
VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Monday, April 26th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, April 27th at 10:30am at Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S. 114th Street. Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Lutheran Church of the Master and Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
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Norma J. Nelson was born in Blair, Nebraska to George K. and Vera L. Nelson on November 3, 1935 and she passed away peacefully on April 21, 2021. Preceded in death by husband, William A. Nelson (“Bill”) to whom she was happily married for 50 years. Survived by son, Clark D. Nelson (Eileen) of Concord Township, Ohio; daughters, Catherine A. Nelson of Omaha, Nebraska, Mary J. Tollefson (Mike) of La Crescent, Minnesota. Norma was blessed with four beautiful grandchildren, Brian and Nora Nelson, Anna and Alyssa Tollefson.
Norma grew up on a farm where she assisted with chores, participated in 4-H and excelled at school. After graduating from Blair High School, Norma earned a teaching degree from Wayne State College and her first job was teaching second graders in the Fremont School System. Shortly after starting her teaching career, she met her husband, Bill, and they were married on August 3, 1958.
Norma and Bill were blessed with three children; Clark, Catherine (“Cathy”) and Mary and upon becoming an empty nester, Norma “adopted” a Creighton student and expanded her family of loved ones to include Nicole “Nikki” Regan, her husband Jim and their children Madeline “Maddie” and Jackson “Jack”. Always a wonderful hostess, Norma made the simplest of events special and she instilled in her family the important values of kindness, faith and love. She was active in golf, enjoyed painting, appreciated music, cheered on the Huskers and she was a regular in her later years at playing duplicate bridge.
Norma definitely cherished her family, especially her grandchildren, and while we know she is in a better place, she will be missed by many – – especially her family.