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WEBSTER – Mae Nelson 82 of Pierre and formerly of Webster passed away Friday May 5, 2017 at Avera Maryhouse in Pierre.

Her funeral will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday May 9, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Mike DeKraai will officiate. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior services on Tuesday at the church.

Mae Evelyn Rohde was born on Monday May 28, 1934 to Louis and Emma (Gramberg) Rohde near Butler, South Dakota. She was baptized at the Methodist Episcopal Church and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, South Dakota. She attended school in Webster, graduating in 1952. After graduation she worked at Tiny Tot Shop in Webster.

On January 16, 1954, she was united in marriage to Landis Nelson in Webster. The couple made their home in Webster and had two children, Lori and Doug. Mae was a natural caretaker/homemaker caring for her mother, Emma for many years while her children were young. She took great pride in working as a local Avon Representative for many years serving the Webster area. Landis passed away in 2012. Mae continued to live in their home in Webster until October of 2015, when she moved to Avera Maryhouse in Pierre, South Dakota.

Mae passed away Friday May 5, 2017 at Pierre, South Dakota at the age of 82 years, 11 months, and 7 days.

She will be greatly missed by her children Doug (Cindy) Nelson of Webster, SD, and Lori (Lowell) Glanzman of Pierre, SD. She is also survived by two grandchildren Jennifer (Cole) Uecker and Traci Glanzman all of Pierre, SD, and two great-grandchildren Layne and Chase Uecker of Pierre, SD, one brother, Louis (Helen) Rohde of Red Rock, AZ as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Landis, an infant granddaughter, Dawn Marie, two brothers Roy and Art Rohde, two sisters Verna Drovdahl and Grace Czmowski, and one half brother Ruben Gramberg.

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1:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church

820 Main St.
Webster, SD 57274

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Webster Cemetery

14312 SD HWY 25
Webster, SD 57274


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