Ione Madelyn Nelson, 98, of Rosalie NE

IONE MADELYN NELSON was born to Walter and Hannah (Peterson) Wachter on May 15, 1916 in rural Herman, Nebraska. She passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Ambassador Nursing Home in Nebraska City.

Before moving to Rosalie in 1930, Ione attended schools in Washington County. She graduated from Rosalie High School in 1934. In March of 1938, she married Gunnar Nelson at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosalie. They moved to a farm west of town where they lived until retirement in 1975, at which time they moved to Rosalie.

Ione was a professional homemaker. She was truly a “farmer’s wife”. She spent hours on end in their yard planting flowers and maintaining a vegetable garden. During the winter months, she occupied herself by quilting. Through the years, she was active in different capacities at her church. She was also a charter member of the Rosalie Friendship Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, C. Gunnar Nelson; daughter Carole Dawn; parents, Walter and Hannah (Peterson) Wachter; brother and sister-in-law, Rollin and Jeanne Wachter.

Survivors include brother, Richard (Susan) Wachter; son-in-law, Wesley Nelson; children, Linda (Don) Young, Colleen (LeRoy) Kenan, Randy (Kathy) Nelson, Roger (Diane) Nelson; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, January 2, 2015, 2:00 pm, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosalie, NE

MEMORIAL VISITATION: Friday, one hour prior to service at the church

PRIVATE FAMILY BURIAL: Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, NE

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, Immanuel Lutheran Church, PO Box 249, Rosalie, NE 68055

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
Each condolence will be printed and given to the family after the service.

Ione Nelson

Ione Nelson

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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