Dorothy J. Nelson
April 21, 1930 - November 21, 2020
Birthplace: Elliott, Iowa
Resided In: Elliott, Iowa

Visitation 11/23/2020
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 11/24/2020
Hillside Cemetery
Burial 11/24/2020
Elliott Hillside Cemetery

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Dorothy Joan Nelson, age 90, of Elliott, Iowa, passed away, Saturday, November 21, 2020, at the Griswold Care Center in Griswold, Iowa. Dorothy was born April 21, 1930 at Elliott, Iowa, the daughter of Russell and Mildred (Rush) Milner. She was raised in Elliott and graduated from Elliott High School in the class of 1947. She then attended Beauty School in Des Moines, Iowa. She worked in a beauty shop on main street in Elliott, Iowa for several years. Dorothy was united in marriage to Russell Nelson on June 27, 1953 in Glenwood, Iowa. They lived all of their married life in Elliott, Iowa. Over the years, Dorothy worked in the beauty shop, T & K Evans Elevator, for John Murren, and JOs Bar and Grill. She was a member of the Elliott Church of Christ and enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers: Donald and Larry Milner; son: Mark Nelson; husband: Russell Nelson; and son: Rick Nelson. Survivors include her daughter-in-law: Nancy Nelson of Elliott, Iowa; sister: Mary Ann Reynolds and husband Lyle of Omaha, Nebraska; brothers: Dick Milner and wife Karen of Elliott, Iowa; and Gord Milner of Elliott, Iowa; brother-in-law: Norman Nelson and wife Clair of Apple Valley, California; sister-in-law: Annie Nelson of Altoona, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Hillside Cemetery in Elliott, Iowa. There will be open viewing on Monday, November 23, 2020 from Noon until 7 PM at Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Hillside Cemetery.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

We will be following all current Covid 19 guidelines and will require social distancing and wearing of masks. During the open visitation at the funeral home we will allow no more than 15 in our facility.


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Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel, Inc.
410 Sixth Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Phone: (712) 623-2525 or
(800) 653-4881