Funeral Services for Margaret E. Nelson, age 88, of Wayne, will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne on Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. with family present. Interment will be at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wayne. She passed away on Wednesday at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Memorials may be directed to Margaret’s family for later designation. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Margaret Ellen Nelson was born December 20, 1930 near Carroll to Henry and Mary (Weinmeister) Wacker. She was raised on a farm near Carroll and attended country school. Margaret married Willis “Bill” Nelson March 19, 1949, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Carroll. The couple farmed near Wakefield for many years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Margaret’s main focus was her faith, family, and the family farm, where she cared for her horses and barn calves.
Margaret is survived by her children and their families, Barrie Nelson (Tim Hart) of Greeley, CO, Scott (Mary) Nelson of Omaha, and Brian (Sara) Nelson of Wakefield; three grandchildren, Rachel (Tim) Manderfeld, Brent (Windy) Nelson of Lincoln, and Lauren Hart; one great-grandson, Brecken Manderfeld; sisters, Dorothy (Ken) Beyeler of Cody, WY, Betty Bruns of Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law, Rodella Wacker of Wayne; brother-in-law, Harold Nelson of Arvada, CO; nieces and nephews.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill in 2009; four brothers, Henry Jr., Clyde, Dick (Delores), and Herman “Bud” Wacker; and two sisters, Margie Wacker and Irene (Leonard) Blecke; sister-in-law, Shirley Nelson; and brother-in-law, Robert Nelson.