Official Obituary of

Jacqueline K. Nelson

July 8, 1947 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Jacqueline Nelson Obituary

Jacqueline K. Nelson, 76, of Madison, SD, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at her home under hospice care.  Funeral services will be Friday, September 29 at 2:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Madison, with burial at the Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis, SD. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 28, from 5 to 7 PM at the Ellsworth Funeral Home, Madison and one hour preceding the service at the church.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Kay Sonen was born July 8, 1947 in Dell Rapids, SD, to Glen and Ruby (Larson) Sonen. She graduated from Colman High School in 1965. She married Thomas Andrew Nelson on March 12, 1966 at Colman Lutheran Church in Colman, SD. They served in the US Navy for 20 years. The couple moved to Madison where she raised their children and worked at a number of part time jobs. She enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include three sons: Nels Nelson (Jolynn), Thomas Nelson (Shari) and Timothy Nelson, all of Madison, SD; one daughter, Tammy Nelson of DeSmet, SD. three sisters, Janice Sedelmeir of Madison, Norma McKay Jr. of Colorado, and Nancy Bustad of Worthington, MN; three brothers, John Sonen of Colman, SD, Norbert Sonen of Colman, and James Sonen of Madison; Seven grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas, in 2010; one grandson, Earl Cross III; two brothers-in-law, Ralph Sedelmeir and Duane Bustad; and two nephews, Bill Sedelmeir and Keith Eisen.

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September 28, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ellsworth Funeral Home
321 N. Egan Ave.
Madison, SD 57042

Funeral Service
September 29, 2023

2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Madison)

October 2, 2023

3:00 PM
Black Hills National Cemetery
20901 Pleasant Valley Drive
Sturgis, SD 57785


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