Sioux Falls – Susan “Suebee” Nelson, age 59, passed away November 20, 2011 at home in Sioux Falls. Memorial service will begin at 10:30 AM on Wednesday at Living Word Free Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. A visitation will begin at 2pm Tuesday at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Susan Kay Nelson was born in Dubuque, Iowa on December 3, 1951 to Raymond and Tabitha (Holz) Weidenbacher. They moved to Sioux Falls and she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1969. She married Marvin Nelson on August 14th, 1971. Together they enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and especially spending time with family. They celebrated 40 years of marriage in August. Marv and Sue were blessed with two children, Marshall and Kelly Sue and while they were the apple of her eye, her greatest passions were her five grandchildren. Sue also enjoyed her many talents including knitting, scrapbooking, and quilting. She worked at Hutchinson Technology for 13 years then XRX as technical editorial for 11 years.
Sadly, Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 then later ovarian cancer in 2008. Sue bravely fought a long and hard battle providing those around her with an example of strength and grace during her cancer journey. She was surrounded by family, faith and an abundance of love as she walked Home to be with Jesus.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Marv; son, Marshall (Tacia) Nelson, Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, Kelly Sue (Ryan) Campbell, Valley Springs, SD; five grandchildren, Daimy, Corbin, Sydney, Ronan, and Hunter; sister, Teri (Bernie) Streeper, Onslow, IA; brothers Mike (Donna) Weidenbacher, Parker, CO, Raymond James Weidenbacher, Sioux Falls, SD; and mother Tabitha Weidenbacher, Sioux Falls, SD, her beloved Mr. B. and many dear relatives and friends including Rick Mondragon and Margaret's Mob in Australia.
Susan was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Weidenbacher.