Kerry Ann Nelson, 37 of Decorah, Iowa died Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Visitation will be 3-7 pm Friday, December 7 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Geilenfeld Funeral Chapel in Oelwein, Iowa with Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiating. She will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.
Kerry Ann Nelson was born on January 14, 1975 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of William (Denise) Nelson and Lynette (Ron) Smith of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Kerry graduated from Central High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1993 and later attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. At the present time Kerry was employed with Pizza Ranch in Decorah.
She enjoyed the great outdoors, camping, canoeing and especially the family’s annual fishing trip to Oskais. Kerry loved her family very much and they were a very important part of her life. Her family will dearly miss her as will all her friends.
Kerry is survived by her children Abigail Nelson and Spencer Bolson, her parents, William (Denise) Nelson of West Union and Lynette (Ron) Smith of La Crosse, Wisconsin; two brothers, Aron Smith of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Chris Grocholski of Urbandale, Iowa and a sister, Cassie Schaer of Waterloo, Iowa; a friend, Darin Bolson of Decorah, Iowa and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Kerry was preceded in death by her grandparents Bernard and Dee Nelson and Albert and Shirley Zanatta.
A memorial fund has been established in Kerry’s name.