She was born on January 1, 1925 in Bowler, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Irvin and Clara (Carlson) Peterson. Dorothy went to school in the Manawa School District. On August 14, 1946, she was united in marriage to George Nelson. Dorothy was employed at Piotter’s Store in Manawa for a number of years and also Tradewinds in Manawa. In her earlier years, she enjoyed snowmobiling and camping and fishing at their trailer in Fremont. Dorothy especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa.
She is survived by her husband George; sons, Larry Nelson (Sally Broetzman), Lake Havasu City, Arizona; Dennis Nelson, Iola; grandchildren: Bryan (Kristen) Nelson, Bradley Nelson, Jason (Sarah) Nelson and Nieka (Tom) Wendt; great-grandchildren: Caroline and Pete Nelson; Ella and Kolton Nelson; Lily and Drew Wendt; sister, Vivian Losselyoung; brother-in-law, Emery (Betty) Nelson; sister-in-law, Ihla Peterson. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Irene (Lloyd) Schimke; brother, Jim Peterson; daughters-in-law, Carol Nelson and Lurana Nelson; brothers-in-law, Donald Losselyoung and Harry Nelson.
The funeral service for Dorothy will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. John Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Little Wolf Cemetery, Town of Little Wolf. A visitation for Dorothy will be held at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.