Carla J. Nelson
OBERT, Neb. -- Carla J. Nelson, 48, of Obert, Neb., died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at her residence.
The former Carla Jean Britt was born March 2, 1956, at Le Mars, the daughter of Vernon and Marie (Roeser) Britt and grew up 10 miles south of Le Mars. She graduated from Le Mars Community High School and attended Fort Dodge Community College. She received a degree in business administration.
On June 5, 1976, she married Thomas C. Nelson at Neptune. After college, she and Tom lived in several cities in Iowa before moving to Obert, Neb., in January 1982. Carla had been employed at Farm Service Center in Hartington, Neb., since 1990.
Carla was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wynot, Neb. She helped out with 4-H Junior Leaders and was a cook at the Holy Trinity Church Camp at Tinturn for the past seven years.
She loved playing with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Tom; three children, Monica and her husband, Pat Brodersen of Battle Creek, Brenda and her husband, Tony Buschkamp of Wynot, Neb., and Brad Nelson of Hartington, Neb.; two grandsons, Patrick Brodersen and Logan Buschkamp; three step-grandchildren, Jessica, Rachel and Jordan Brodersen; her mother, Marie Britt of Le Mars; three brothers and their spouses, Gerald and Pat Britt of Aurelia, Dennis and Joyce Britt and Randy and Sheila Britt, all of Le Mars; and two sisters and their spouses, Diane and Robert Cloud of Danbury and Carol and Doug Ryan of Kingsley.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; father and father-in-law.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wynot, with the Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Wynot. Visitation will be today (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m. with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Wynot. The Wintz Funeral Home of Hartington is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Mike Steffen, Darrel Pinkelman, Chuck Boeckman, Chuck Burbach, Mike Hans, Aaron Koch, Gene Promes and Dennis Promes. Honorary pallbearers will be her co-workers at Farm Service Center.