LAUREL — Roxie G. Nelson, 60, Laurel, died June 8, 2022, at her residence with her family at her side.
Funeral services were June 11 at the Journey Christian Church, Wayne, with the Rev. Dave Fremstad officiating.
Visitation was Friday at church, and continued Saturday one hour prior to services.
Burial was at the Concord Cemetery, Concord.
Pallbearers were Chris Hansen, Aaron Hansen, Nate Hahne, Caleb Hahne, Brock Bowlin, Nick Diediker, Ray Wordekemper and Tim Wordekemper.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Laurel.
Roxanne Gayle was born March 21, 1962, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Marlen and Shirley (Mallatt) Kraemer. She grew up in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School in 1980. Roxie then graduated from Wayne State College in 1985 with a teaching/physical education degree. Roxie married Todd J. Nelson June 18, 1983, in Laurel. They were blessed with four children Eric, Philip, Travis and Mandy. Roxie stayed home and raised her children and always made it a point to attend her children’s activities through the years. She then worked as a substitute teacher for several surrounding schools. Roxie taught at a Christian School in 1990 for a few years. Her last employment was at Wayne State College, for the past 15 years.
Roxie is survived by her husband, Todd, Laurel; her four children and their spouses, Eric Nelson, Dickinson, N.D.; Philip (Sasha) Nelson, Laurel; Travis (Amanda) Nelson, Wakefield; Mandy (Dylan) Whelchel, Vermillion, S.D.; five grandchildren, Valarie, Jace and Marcus Nelson – (Philip and Sasha’s children), Stella and Eliza Nelson (Travis and Amanda’s children); six siblings and spouses, Yvette Kraemer and Joe Snyder, Grandbury, Texas; Loni (John) Hansen, Laurel; Yvonne Hansen, Laurel; Randy Kraemer and Benito Montemayor, Georgetown, Texas; Rebecca (Kevin) Hahne, Norfolk; Shelly Ratzlaff, Grandbury, Texas; and mother, Shirley Kraemer, Laurel.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marlen Kraemer; two brothers-in-law, Tim Hansen and Kent Ratzlaff.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made out to the Roxie Nelsen family for a memorial yet to be determined.