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Barbara J. Nelson

Barbara J. Nelson
March 31, 1936 -  November 18, 2020

Barbara J. Nelson age 84, of Fremont
Died Wednesday November 18, 2020 at home.

Barbara was born March 31, 1936 in Omaha to Glen and Helen ‘Howell’ Watson. She was raised in the Omaha area and graduated from Omaha Central High School. After high school, she attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Barbara married Raymond A. Nelson on April 28, 1956 in Omaha. Due to Ray’s job with Union Pacific Railroad, the couple lived all over the country. They returned to Omaha in 1983, eventually moving to Woodcliff and then into Fremont in 2001.

When the family was young, Barbara was very involved with Boy/Girl Scouts. Barbara was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont and was very involved in many aspects of the church.

Son – Steve (Lisa) Nelson of Omaha
Son-in-law – Eric (Donna) Petrie of Houma, LA.
Sisters-in-law – Judy (Bill) Connick of Tucson, AZ.
Joyce (Pete) Konrath of Tucson, AZ.
8 grandchildren
8 great grandchildren
Special Friend – Glenn Mueller of Fremont

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband in 2009, daughter Debra Petrie, son William ‘Bill’ Nelson and a great granddaughter.

The funeral will be restricted to family only at 10am, Monday, November 23, 2020 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and it will be live-streamed (through the church). The Rev. Ryan Ankersen will officiate. Memorials are suggested to the church. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha. Closed casket visitation will be Sunday from 2-5pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel. Masks are required for both visitation and service.

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