Vanna Arlene Nelson, 88, of Clear Lake, passed away Saturday November 28,2020 at Concord Care Center in Garner.
Due to Covid-19, a private family funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, December 7, 2020 at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St. , Garner with Rev. Mark Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City. The service will be live streamed on the Cataldo Funeral Home Facebook page.
Vanna Arlene Nelson, the daughter of James Edward and Opal (Wymore) Meyer, was born November 3, 1932 in New Sharon, Iowa. On November 19,1949 she was married to Perry Franklin Nelson. In their early stages of marriage, they travelled extensively throughout the country in California, Kansas, and Iowa as Perry was a supervisor for a major aggregate processing corporation. In 1965 they eventually settled in Clear Lake, where they raised their three children. Vanna was employed at Oakwood Care Center as a nurse’s aide and later at Winnebago Industries. Upon retirement, they fulfilled their dream of living on their own acreage near Hanlontown, Iowa. Vanna enjoyed spending time with her many dogs and cats, working on her flowers and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who will all miss her dearly.
Vanna is survived, loved and dearly missed by her husband of 71 years, Perry and their two children, Debra (Samuel) Rungee of Ventura and Terry (Debbie) Nelson of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Steven (Ashley) Rungee of Ankeny and their children, Kahlynn and Mila Rungee. Tony (Michelle) Rungee of Urbandale. Staci (Dustin) Andrea of Clear Lake and their children, Skylar (fiancé, Zachary Hayden) and Paige Andrea. Angie (Taylor) Moore of Clear Lake and their children, Dylan Petersen and Landon and Axton Moore; siblings, Donald Meyer of Grinnell and Carol Detje of Traer; sister-in-law, Marianne Meyer of Grinnell; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Peggy, brothers, William Leaf, Kenneth Meyer and sisters, Joyce Dewitt and Anne Nelson.
Memorials may be sent to Cataldo Funeral Home at 760 Center Ave., Garner, IA 50438.