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.