Roxie G. Nelson

Roxie G. Nelson age 60 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Wednesday, June 08, 2022 at her residence with her family at her side.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Journey Christian Church in Wayne, Nebraska with the Rev. Dave Fremstad officiating. Burial will be at the Concord Cemetery in Concord, Nebraska.  Visitation will be on Friday at church from 5-7:00 p.m. and will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made out to the Roxie Nelson family for a memorial to be determined yet.

Pallbearers will be Chris Hansen, Aaron Hansen, Nate Hahne, Caleb Hahne, Brock Bowlin, Nick Diediker, Ray Wordekemper, and Tim Wordekemper.

Roxanne Gayle was born on 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/PE Degree.  Roxie married Todd J. Nelson on June 18, 1983 in Laurel, Nebraska. 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 of Laurel; her four children and their spouses Eric Nelson of Dickinson, ND, Philip (Sasha) Nelson of Laurel, Travis (Amanda) Nelson of Wakefield, Mandy (Dylan) Whelchel of Vermillion, SD; five grandchildren Valarie, Jace, & Marcus Nelson – (Philip & Sasha’s children), Stella and Eliza Nelson (Travis & Amanda’s children); six siblings and spouses Yvette Kraemer and Joe Snyder of Grandbury, TX, Loni (John) Hansen of Laurel, Yvonne Hansen of Laurel, Randy Kraemer and Benito Montemayor of Georgetown, TX, Rebecca (Kevin) Hahne of Norfolk, NE, Shelly Ratzlaff of Grandbury, TX; mother Shirley Kraemer of Laurel.

She was preceded in death by her father Marlen Kraemer, two brothers-in-law Tim Hansen and Kent Ratzlaff.


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14 response to "Roxie G. Nelson"

  1. By: Roger and Judy Jensen Posted: June 9, 2022

    Todd, Eric, Philip, Travis and Mandy
    We hold your family close in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Roxie was one of a kind and will be missed by all. I remember all her thoughtfulness when our family was going through difficult times. Let god’s grace surround you during the coming days. Judy and Roger

  2. By: Rick and Donna Peterson Posted: June 9, 2022

    Nelson families,
    We are so sorry to hear of Roxie’s passing! Lean on family and friends in your times of need. Cherish all the great memories! Roxie was a wonderful person loved by all who were blessed to have known her. Sympathy, prayers & hugs to you all!
    Rick & Donna Peterson

  3. By: Jackie Backer - Dr. Anne Power - Jenny Brandow Posted: June 9, 2022

    Roxie is already terribly missed here on earth. She was a part of our work family here in the Wayne State College School of Business and Technology. Roxie’s beautiful smile, her positivity, and her drive to have our Gardner Hall building in pristine shape was priceless. There was no end to her dedication and care to all of us here at Wayne State College. To Roxie’s family, we are so blessed to have met you and please know there is no end to her reward God has given to her in Heaven. Even though our meeting you all was brief, we know that you are a wonderful strong family and we saw her in all of you. Carry on her love and happiness and know that even though she is not with you physically, she is still with you spiritually. God Bless You All.

  4. By: Sally Eiler Posted: June 9, 2022

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Roxy’s passing, I so enjoyed her zest for life, she was always so outgoing and funny! I worked with her at the fairgrounds for many year with our Jr. Leaders group, such a kind lady. My sympathies to all of your family.

  5. By: DSU Women's Basketball Posted: June 9, 2022

    On behalf of the Dickinson State Women’s basketball team, your family is in all of our prayers. Roxie was one of the most selfless individuals out there. She always made sure any team Eric coached was fed good! Her cookies & cheering were the best part about the long road trips to Nebraska. We will miss seeing her beaming face in the crowd, but she will have a better seat now. God Bless.

  6. By: Al Lindsay Posted: June 9, 2022

    I became friends with Roxie when she was a custodian in the “CAT” at WSC. I am an early to work person and visited with her every morning. I found out she knew my uncle/aunt from Laurel and we had great conversations about our families. I will be keeping her and her family in my prayers…

  7. By: Kelly Legler Posted: June 10, 2022

    I was blessed to meet Roxie when I began working in the School of Business and Technology at Wayne State College this past year. She was such a joy to talk to every day. She told me about her family and her experience as a teacher which is something we had in common. Conversations with Roxie were always one of the highlights of my day. We lost a kind and loving woman, but I am comforted to know that she is in heaven. I am praying for her loving family.

  8. By: Mary Haas Posted: June 10, 2022

    Dear Family, I feel as though I know you all for Roxie loved to tell me of her lovely family. As an adjunct in Gardner Hall, she always was so willing and able to be of help and my appreciation of Roxie is without end. She will remain in my heart as one of the most generous and loving of souls. My deepest sympathy.

  9. By: Val & Bill Boese Posted: June 10, 2022

    Phil, Sasha, and family, We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandma, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care!

  10. By: Sharon Garvin Posted: June 10, 2022

    Mandy, we are sorry for your loss. Your mom was so proud of you–she talked of you often! She wrote a note to us at the college in May with these words . . . “The Lord is good, and He knows my journey, and that is all I need.” Her witness in faith is an inspiration to us all! She believed in the power of prayer, and our prayers are certainly for you and your family going forward.

  11. By: Pete and Candace Stanton Posted: June 10, 2022

    Eric and the Nelson family we are very sorry for the loss of your mother. We offer our condolences to you all and know that your Dickinson State family is thinking of you all.

  12. By: Betty Finley Posted: June 10, 2022

    My heart is broken for all of you. Roxie went to school with my oldest son, Steve. We were also neighbors for many years. The Kramer family have always been close to our hearts. I know this is hard for all of you but I think Roxie is smiling down from heaven, say she done well, while here on earth. She was such loving and caring person. God be with all of you and know she is still here in your heart and memories God bless you all. Sending up lots of prayers. 🙏🙏🙏. Love you all.

  13. By: Matt Matuska Posted: June 10, 2022

    Todd and Philip, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers and God’s love to all of you.

  14. By: Kristina Swanson Posted: June 12, 2022

    So heartbreaking to see this! Roxy was the best sub we had when I was in school! Thinking and Praying for all of her family! ❤️

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