Rosella G. "Rosi" Nelson

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Rosella G. “Rosi” Nelson, 84, of Lincoln, died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at High Plains Assisted Living in Lincoln.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Monroe Evangelical Free Church near Marquette with Rev. Joe Mullarkey officiating.  Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9-11 a.m.  Burial will be at the Mamre Church Cemetery near Marquette at 2 p.m.
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Rosella was born on Dec. 28, 1934 to William and Christina (Sorgenfrei) Poole in Wood River.  Rosella grew up in Grand Island, and graduated from Grand Island High School in 1952.  Shortly after her graduation, Rosella married Robert C. Nelson on June 22, 1952 in Grand Island.  Robert was enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, so while he was serving his country, Rosi lived in El Paso, Texas.  In 1955 after his honorable discharge, they would move back to Marquette.  In 1962 they moved to the Phillips area, where she would raise her children and help Robert on the farm.  Following Robert’s death in 2007, Rosi continued to stay on the farm until 2015 when she moved to Lincoln.
Rosi was a member of the Monroe Evangelical Free Church, where she was very active, serving on the WMS, an Awana Leader, and a Women’s Bible Study Group.  She enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, and quilting.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Kim (Russ) McDonald of Omaha and Nathan (Kristin) Nelson of Lincoln, her son-in-law, Keith Gould of Laurel, 8 grandchildren; Silas (Cathy) McDonald, Rebekah McDonald, Sarah McDonald, Carter Nelson, Colin Nelson, Brian (Amy) Gould, Brett Gould, Kacie (Chase) Maier, and 9 great-grandchildren, her siblings; Donald (Lucille) Poole of Grand Island, Martin (Jan) Poole of Scottsbluff, and Deloris Cross of Overland Park, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; her daughters, Danise Nelson and Noreen Gould; and her siblings, William Poole, Jr., Richard Poole, Dwayne Poole, Glenn Poole, and Elaine Simms.

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