NorthIowaToday.com

Founded in 2010

News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

OBIT: Dorothy “Lyn” L. Nelson

Dorothy “Lyn” Nelson passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at the age of 93, after living a beautiful and fulfilling life; building her family, growing her interests, expanding her friendships, and contributing to community.

March 4, 1931 — June 2, 2024
Mason City
Dorothy “Lyn” Nelson passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at the age of 93, after living a beautiful and fulfilling life; building her family, growing her interests, expanding her friendships, and contributing to community. She set a strong example for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who will live her legacy through all that she taught them.

Born in Rochester, MN to Melba and Verner Lyman of Racine, Dorothy grew up on the family homestead with her 2 brothers and 2 sisters, with whom she stayed connected her entire life. She graduated from Stewartville High School. She then earned her teaching certificate at Mankato State, becoming a well-loved 2nd grade teacher in New Richland, MN (with student love notes to prove it).

Ultimately, Dorothy moved her teaching career to Albert Lea, MN where she met and married Erling Nelson on August 5, 1956 in Racine, MN. They lived throughout the Midwest, moving from Albert Lea to Marshall, MN to Mankato, MN, then to Sioux City, IA prior to settling in Mason City, IA in 1970.

Raising four children, traveling, teaching history at the Sioux City Public Museum, expanding her design skills as an associate for Kellum Interiors, sharing her love of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture as a Stockman House docent, and harmonizing competitively (and for fun) with the Sweet Adeline’s Women’s Barbershop chorus, only begin to touch the surface of who Dorothy was.

Dorothy was an active member of St James Lutheran Church participating across various groups and committees, singing with the choir, crafting for the Christmas Bazaar, and helping to organize various events and fundraisers with the church’s Love Circle.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, painting, crocheting, cross stich, gardening, and sharing the delicious meals and treats she made. Above all, she had the ability to connect with the people she met, making them feel at ease and welcomed.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Erling B. Nelson; parents, Melba and Verner Lyman; brothers, Lester “Lemon” Lyman and Donald Lyman; and sister, Marilyn McCarty.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Kim (Tony) Pappas, Jennifer (Loren) Martin, Stuart (Kathy) Nelson, Rebecca Nelson; grandchildren Nicole (William) Ogrodnik, Olivia (Dakota) Osegera, Benjamin Pappas (Jacqueline Rier), Samuel Nelson, Matthew Nelson, and Jacob Nelson; great grandchildren William (Liam) Ogrodnik, Cecilia Ogrodnik, John Paul Ogrodnik, and Evelyn Osegera; sister, Phyllis House; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff and team at Good Shepherd for their loving care and support during these last three years through the end of Dorothy’s journey.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, June 14, 2024 at St James Lutheran Church, 1148 4th St. SE, Mason City, IA, with Pastor Jeni Bohls officiating. Private inurnment will follow. Visitation will be held from 4:00PM – 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 North Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be left to St. James Lutheran Church or a charity of choice.

majorericksonfuneralhome.com

1 LEAVE A COMMENT!
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

I am very happy to share this work opportunity to you… It’s definetly the best job i ever had…Check it out here…………__­n­e­w­.­c­a­s­h­6­7­.­c­o­m

Last edited 14 days ago by Mary Thompson

Even more news:

Copyright 2024 – Internet Marketing Pros. of Iowa, Inc.
1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x