Connie Lee Nelson
September 19, 1945 - April 19, 2013
Visitation: Visitation will be Monday from 2-8pm, family present 6-8 pm, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 23 at Lincoln Hills Bible Church.
Connie Lee Nelson, age 67, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Canton Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 23 at Lincoln Hills Bible Church. Visitation will be Monday from 2-8pm, family present 6-8 pm, at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Connie was born September 19, 1945 in Cushing, MN. She was the second oldest child of Elliott and Elsie (Gregerson) Kjeldergaard. She graduated from Little Falls High School in 1963 and went on to attend Wadena Vo-Tech.
She married Wilbert Nelson on August 8, 1964 in Lincoln, MN. The couple was involved in church planting in ND for 10 years. The family moved to Canton, SD in 1992. In addition to 18 years of service at the Canton Good Samaritan Society, she served as the pastor’s wife of First Baptist Church in Canton. She enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers.
She is survived by her husband, Wilbert; children, Kristine (Tony) Lynch, Belleville, IL, Eileen (Kirk) Brown, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada, Marla (Jason) Huston, Sioux Falls, SD; Sarah (Ryan) Woods, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rebekah Nelson, Fargo, ND; grandchildren- Daniel & Josiah Lynch, Benjamin & Kyle Brown, Joylee & Koda Huston, and Leviathan, Zachariah, & Micah Woods; sisters- Cathy Hyatt, Terri Holmgren, Rosie Bolin, & Nelda Martinson; and brothers- Steven Kjeldergaard, Ralph Kjeldergaard, Walton Kjeldergaard, & Dennis Kjeldergaard. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Melvin Kjeldergaard, and sister Darryl Karjala.