Kathryn Elizabeth "Micky" Nelson

STOUGHTON-Kathryn Elizabeth "Micky" Nelson, age 77, of Stoughton, died peacefully at home in her sleep on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. She battled breast cancer that spread to her bones for more than 30 years.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1939, in Stoughton, the daughter of Claire and Asula (Meistner) Nelson. Kathryn attended Stoughton schools where she remained a resident. She loved music, dancing, gardening, cooking, board games and traveling the states with her husband in their RV. Kathryn also loved relaxing in the sun at home on Lake Kegonsa, up north and by the pool in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., with family and beloved friends.

Micky had a wonderful sense of humor, a kind heart and was devoted to her family. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. Kathryn worked at Mangel's Dress Shop, American Family Insurance and Stoughton State Bank for five years. She also worked as a dental assistant for over 33 years with Dr. D.O. Smedal and Dr. Thor Anderson of Stoughton.

Her spirit is carried by her loving husband of 59 years, Howard D. Nelson; two sons, Gary (Karrie) Nelson of Edgerton, and children, Cole, Megan and Cody; Brian (Donna) Nelson of Nolensville, Tenn., and children, Collin, Adam, Emma and Kate; two siblings, Susan Nelson and Nancy (Mel) Harried; and many friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, James Howard Nelson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1358 Hwy 51N @ Jackson St., Stoughton, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, with a luncheon to follow. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. A private family interment will follow at Lutheran South Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Christ Lutheran Church or The American Cancer Society. Words cannot express the family's deepest appreciation for the family members, friends and hospice caregivers that have supported her during her years of cancer and final day's of life.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Highway 51N @ Jackson St.

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