Judie Nelson

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Thursday, Oct. 31

Monroe

Judie Marie Nelson was born on Sept. 12, 1953, to Lowell and Mildred (Hagen) Nelson. She was raised on a farm near Monroe and attended country grade school and Parker High School, graduating in 1971. After attending SDSU for two years she started at Sioux Valley (Sanford Medical Center) as a surgical technician. She worked close to 46 years in the operating room specializing in the orthopedic area. Her work family was very important to her as well as medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. She organized a surgery golf tournament for CMN for many years.

She enjoyed sports her whole life and participated in fast-pitch and helped start volleyball leagues in Sioux Falls. 

Horses and riding were her passion. She went on many horse trips with friends; trail rides and spent many hours in the saddle with her beloved horses. She fulfilled a dream and moved to her acreage in 2006 to care for them and her cats and dogs. She took pride in sharing her love for horses (and cats) with many family and friends especially the children. 

As a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Parker she was active in choir, church council, workgroups and had a term as Council President. 

She is survived by two brothers, Ron Nelson and Jim (Barb) Nelson from Parker, four sisters DorRayne (Dick) Phillips, Jeannine Ogle (Randy DeBoer), Sioux Falls, Jill Nelson, Yuma, Ariz. and Peggy Braxton (Willie Williamson) Seattle, Wash. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunt (godmother) Darlene Hagen and special friends, Laurie Gilmore, Crystal (Andy) Domeyer and her “other brother” Greg (Bonnie) Nugteren.

Preceded in death by parents, grandparents, sister-in-law Elaine (Ron) Nelson and great-niece Kyza Alm.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 4 at Grace Lutheran Church, Parker. 

Arrangements provided by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home

Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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