Mary "Kate" C. Nelson

April 2, 1954 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Mary C. “Kate” Nelson, age 69 of Deer Park, WI,  formerly of Clear Lake, WI and St. Paul, MN died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday,  September 14, 2023 at the Amery Hospital after a long battle with cancer. 

Mary Catherine Nelson was born on April 2, 1954, in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Joseph & Mary (Galvin) Nelson.   She grew up in St. Paul, MN and graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in 1972.  Over the years Kate worked as a dietary cook for several nursing homes in the twin cities and raised 3 children;  John, Angela & Amy.  After retiring, she moved to Clear Lake, WI and was a member of the Living Word Chapel in Forest, WI.  In her spare time, Kate enjoyed playing cards and bingo, reading, dancing, and thrift shopping.  She loved spending time with her family and friends,  especially with her grandchildren.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, Joseph & Mary Nelson;  brothers, Tom Nelson &  Tim Nelson

& niece, Jeanette Nelson

Survived By

Son & Daughters
John W. Thomas

Angela L. (Bill) Tilseth

Amy L. (Joe) Palermo


Brittany Thomas, Ana Dupey, Nathan Palermo, Samantha Palermo,

Byron Ambright Jr., Aaron Tilseth, Benjamin Tilseth,

Dominic Thomas, Jordan Thomas & Jolean Thomas

Great Grandchildren

Samuel Arteaga, Analisse Arteaga,  Santino Gonzalez, Antonio Palermo & Tarren Palermo

Brothers & Sisters

Cheri Nelson, Michelle Nelson, Joanne Nelson,

Roger (Dawn) Nelson, Steve Nelson & Christine (Chris) Cogan

Loving Friends & Family


Celebration of Life -   on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at the North St. Paul VFW

in North St. Paul, MN from 1  -  7 PM


Interment will be at a later date.

Scheuermann Funeral Home and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements.

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Celebration of Life
October 7, 2023

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
North St. Paul VFW
2483 7th Avenue E.
North St. Paul, MN 55109
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