Yuriko Nelson

July 23, 1948 - August 30, 2018

Visitation: A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD.

         Yuriko Nelson, age 70, died Thursday, August 30, 2018 surrounded by her family at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD. A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 1 from 6-8 p.m.  at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD.

          Yuriko was born on July 23, 1948 in Aomori, Japan to Fujio & Chiyo (Iwaasa) Abo.  She grew up in Japan before coming to the United States on August 11, 1975.  She was united in marriage to Dennis Nelson on August 23, 1975 in Estherville, IA.  The couple made their home in Sioux Falls, SD.

          Before retiring in 2016, she worked at Norwest Bank, Wells Fargo, and Citibank.  She enjoyed riding her tandem bike with Dennis, traveling, learning Spanish and volunteering for the Humane Society.  She was also an excellent cook.

          Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Dennis; sons, Brian (Karalynn Miller) Nelson, St. Louis, MO and Michael Nelson, Sioux Falls, SD; brother, Tomotaka Abo, Japan; sister, Setsuko Suzuki, Japan; along with numerous other family and friends. www.heritagesfsd.com


4 condolences have been left

  1. Dear Dennis,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathies to all the family. May your memories of Yuriko comfort you
    Rochelle (Borchers) Hanson

  2. Dennis & Family,

    Although my opportunity to get to know Yuriko was very limited, the few times that I was able to visit with her at class reunions were memorable! She was so friendly and such an interesting person. Had we lived closer, I would have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her better and spending time with her. You have my sympathy in your loss.

  3. Dear Dennis, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Yuriko She was a beautiful woman who I know brought joy to your life. When I saw her at the class reunion I was immediately drawn to her bubbly personality and wished I could have had a chance to know both of you better. I think we were in Mrs Demonies 5th grade class together, Dennis and I remember you as having a very gentle spirit. I am sure that is what drew Yuriko to you. You have my heartfelt sympathy as I recently lost my sister to a brain tumor too. I will be praying for you in this difficult time. Sincerely yours, Cheri

  4. Dennis and Family, Rita and I send our condolences on the passing of your beautiful wife Yuriko. We enjoyed meeting her and the very pleasant conversations we had with her. You are blessed with the years of memories you have shared with Yuriko and your family.

    Al and Rita Bolty