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Katherine Nelson

January 16, 2019 | 7 comments

Nelson, Katherine L. (Kathy) age 90 found peace surrounded by her loved ones on January 9, 2019.

Born April 28, 1928 in Little Falls, Mn, she married Walter Nelson there and they eventually relocated to La Crosse. She has resided in the area for over 60 years and was a mother and homemaker. After her children were grown she also worked as a homecare worker for many years.

She loved all her children and endured the loss of three.  Kathy adored her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She made friends easily and always had a good joke to tell.  She was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Kathy was a long- time member of the Moose Club and Eagles Club.  She was passionate about Bingo and played several times a week. She also enjoyed occasional trips to the casinos with family and friends and was also known to play a mean game of pool. She resided at Heritage Haven for the past several years and appreciated the friendly staff and residents. She enjoyed participating in the many activities provided.

Survived by children, Marjorie Larson; Ronald; Rose Sorenson; Irene Shears; Daniel (Lorrie); Mary (Don); Georgia Hill; Elizabeth Diane; Karen (Kris); Wendy Roma.

Proud “grandma” to Larry; Joy; Laura; Kenneth; Rachel; Jennifer; Gena; Andrea; Ronald; Angela; Mary; Peter; Daniel; Melissa; Dawn; Michael; Kayla; Brandon; Miranda; James; Aaron; Carissa; Brianna; Ambrique; Jenessa and Joshua. They gave her 33 Great Grandchildren and 6 Great- Great Grandchildren to love. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Walter; children Walter Jr.; Kathleen and Carolyn.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at North Presbyterian Church 1327 N Salem Rd; La Crosse, Saturday January 26, 2019. Visitation with family from 11 to 12:30 pm with a service following. A gathering for family and friends will follow the service.

The family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to Bethany St Joseph Care Center for their compassionate and supportive care during her last days. The family requests no flowers be sent.



  1. Misty Delaney

    She was a wonderful lady!!! Hugs to the family.

    • David Cobbins

      She loved bingo. Love and respect to her family

  2. Brenda will

    So sorry for your families loss. She was a very kind lady.

  3. Cathy Schaub

    I had the privilege of meeting and working with your Mom through Western Wisconsin Cares. We worked together to help her remain in her apartment for as long as possible. We shared stories and laughs. So sorry for your loss. Take care.

  4. pete

    Knew her years ago from playing pool and so forth. Always liked talking with her

  5. Alice Flock

    So sorry to hear of Kathy passing. You have our sympathy. We loved seeing Kathy at Bingo and loved having her as a member of the auxiliary.

  6. Deanna Schulze

    Karen I adore you for the patience and time you had with your momma. Your mother was blessed to have you in her life. You’re beautiful person and I my heart aches for you right now.

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