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Charlotte S. Nelson

April 13, 1920 — January 29, 2015

Charlotte S. Nelson

Charlotte S. Nelson, 94, of Forest City, died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Pleasantville, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Monday, February 2, 2015 at Cataldo Schott Funeral Home, 505 North Clark St, Forest City, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Rev. Rod Hopp officiating. Private family interment will be held in Oakland Cemetery. The family requests memorials can be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in her name.

Charlotte Synoma Nelson was born April 13, 1920 in Mt. Valley Township, Winnebago County, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Sarah (Tweeten) Gustafson. She attended Mt. Valley country school and graduated from Forest City High School in 1938. Charlotte was united in marriage to Wendell (Jack) Nelson. They farmed for many years in Mt. Valley Township. She served as parish secretary at Immanuel Lutheran Church for 23 years, retiring in 1987.

Charlotte was active in many neighborhood clubs, church circle, ladies aide and enjoyed being an active member at church. Charlotte was a caring person with a big heart and would be the first to help anyone that was in need.
She enjoyed the time she spent with her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children, Gary of Saginaw, MI, Sheryl (John) Bultena of Broomfield, CO, Ruth Ann (Jan) Haugen of Pleasantville, IA, Martha (Randy) Hatteberg of Kernersville, NC; grandchildren, Jodie Fransen, Ann McNamara, Ginny Krichau, Merea Bentrott, Christopher Haugen, Rachel Walt and Anthony Hatteberg; sister-in-laws, Elaine Gustafson and Margie Shuck, thirteen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Gustaf, James (in infancy), James, Cleo, Clemmit and Victor; two sisters, Margaret and Ruth and special friend, Jane Cramton (Gary).
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Monday, February 2, 2015

4:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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