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Faith Nelson, 84 - November 26, 2008


Faith M. (Morrison) Nelson, 84, of Hastings died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008.
Services were held on Monday, Nov. 24, at Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. David L. Speicher officiating. Burial was at Parkview Cemetery at Hastings.
Nelson was born on June 30, 1924, at Hastings to Ervan Wade and Margaret Eldora (Booth) Morrison.
While attending high school, she excelled in academics and was active in debate, music and numerous clubs. She was elected and served as vice-president of the senior class of 1942 at Hastings High School. Following high school, she worked at Cushing Company wholesale grocers and J.M. McDonald department store.
On Oct. 28, 1942, she was united in marriage to Marvin E. Nelson at Hastings. During her husband’s military service in World War II, she worked at General Motors in Detroit, MI, and at Chicago Saw Works in Chicago, IL.
Following the war, she pursued private vocal training under Dr. Hayes Fuhr, professor of music at Hastings College, and worked for her husband as an office assistant at Nelson Electric Company until the birth of their second child.
She was a beloved homemaker and an active member of Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene and the Hastings Christian Women’s Club. Due to her outstanding vocal talent, she was a frequent soloist at her church, and also at many weddings and funerals throughout the Hastings area, according to family members.
?Nelson was preceded in death by: her parents, Ervan and Margaret; a sister, Cecile Rosenberg; a brother, Rev. C. William Morrison.
Survivors include: her husband, Marvin of Hastings; her three children—Dr. Randall (Carolyn) Nelson of San Jose, CA, Stephanie (T.R.) Allen of Olathe, KS, and Brad (Paula) Nelson of Oklahoma City, OK; a sister, Wauneta Steely of Hastings; two granddaughters—Jessi (Joe) Davis of Gardner, KS, and Nicole Nelson of Oklahoma City; two great-grandchildren—Grace and Gage Davis; nephews—Stephen Steely and Dr. John Steely, both formerly of Hastings; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lbvfh.com.

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