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.