Hartford: Dorothy Nelson, age 97 of Hartford, S.D., passed away on Nov. 23, 2011, at Sanford Hospice in Sioux Falls. A private family burial will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Dorothy was born on Sept. 9, 1914, in Omaha, Neb. She married Chester Nelson on Dec. 13, 1935. They lived in Rapid City where Dorothy was employed with Western Mutual Life and Casualty. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women and Eastern Star.
In 1984, Dorothy moved to Aberdeen where she was a member of the Episcopal Church. In 2007, she moved to Hartford, S.D.
She enjoyed reading, organizing and spending time with family.
Grateful for sharing her life are her sons, Dave (Joni) Nelson of Colorado and Art (Dina) Nelson of California; son-in-law, Duane Hettinger of Pierre, S.D.; one sister, Jane Fedas of Georgia; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Jane Hettinger; brothers Sterling and Kenneth; and two grandsons.