Carol Elizabeth Nelson age 84, of Fairfield, passed away Saturday April 6, 2013 at Sunny Brook Living Care Center.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 10,2013 at New Sweden United Methodist Church with Pastors Melissa Bracht-Wagner and Diane Brokken officitating. Burial will be in New Sweden United Methodist Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday April 9, 2013 at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Memorials can be made to: Hospice Compassus of Cedar Rapids, Ia., New Sweden Cemetery Association, or Donor’s Choice. Cards and Memorials can be sent to 2879 193rd Blvd, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.
Carol was born December 29, 1928 to Joseph and Laura Fritz Buckingham in Fairfield, Ia. She married Willard Sylvester Nelson on February 5, 1949 in rural Jefferson County. He died July 20, 1989.
Carol was a life long resident of Jefferson County, she was a homemaker and had worked for the senior site in Lockridge, Ia. Carol was a member of the Rebecca lodge in Salina, She taught Sunday School, and had been treasurer for the New Sweden United Methodist Church for 30 plus years, and was Treasurer for the New Sweden Cemetery association. Carol was a member of New Sweden United Methodist Church.
Carol is survived by her 6 children and families: Allen (Julie) Nelson of Fairfield, Ed (Sheryl) Nelson of Lockridge, Joe (Sandy) Nelson of Fairfield, Steve (Jean Ann) Nelson of Good Hope, Il., Barbara (Randell) Smoot of Leonard, Mo., Rhonda Nelson (husband Craig Mayer) of Sedro Wooley, Wa. 14 grandchildren, 14 great Grandchildren, 3 great great Grandchildren. 8 Siblings: Aletha Hay of West Burlington, Ruth Hoyt of Ottumwa, Helen Neff of West Lake Village, Ca.,(twin sister Della Taylor of Mount Pleasant)., Edith Gauby of Nanpa, Idaho, Bernice Ogden of Fairfield, Christine Boyenga of Merced, Ca., and Doris “Dee” Eperson of St. Francis, Ks.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 sister Lois Shook and 2 brothers Frank and Glen Buckingham