Jean L. Nelson

Mar 5, 2021
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Private family services will be held     


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home
Masks and social distancing will be required at the family's request


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


First Baptist Church or Friendship Village


Jean L. Nelson, 96, of Waterloo, died Fri., March 5, 2021.

She was born Feb. 20, 1925, daughter of John D. and Jenny Moline Anderson. She graduated from East High and married her beloved William G. "Bill" Nelson Dec. 9, 1946 at First Baptist Church. Jean was co-owner/accountant of Nelson/Teare Heating, Cooling & Electric, librarian at the Waterloo Public Library and a faithful member of First Baptist Church. She was president of the American Baptist Women, member of Blue Star Mothers, PEO Chapter KS, Friendship Circle and enjoyed quilting, music, gardening, and traveling. 

Family was the center of Jean’s life. She loved the farm, raising her three children and her years in Florida, Holiday Lake and Friendship Village.  She will be remembered for the way she made everyone feel loved along with her pies and peanut brittle.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Toby) Teare‚ Waterloo; son, Tim (Vickie) Nelson‚ Warsaw‚ MO; daughter-in-law, Kathy Nelson; three grandchildren, Matthew (Michelle) Nelson, Aaron (Julie) Teare, Anne (Rye) Lange; seven great-grandchildren, Sophie Jean, Max, and Gloria Lange, Adam, Will, Emma, and Macy Teare; and a brother, Richard “Dick” Anderson.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband; a son, John Nelson; and a grandson, Jed Nelson.

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  1. Maynard Hatch | Mar 18, 2021
    Jean was one of a kind and a friend to all.  I feel it was a special privilege to be her pastor and loved the way she and Bill worked together. Her faith in Christ was the cornerstone of her life and she lived it every day.  Thanks for sharing the service.
  2. Sally Priebe | Mar 07, 2021
    Her love will live on! She has made a legacy for her family and her memories will always live on!
  3. Sally Nelson | Mar 07, 2021

    Comfort comes in knowing death is not the end.  Those who die in Christ will live eternally.

    Jean was a joy to know and a shing example of Christ's love. 

    My deepest sympathy for your great loss.

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