Nadine Lois Nelson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

December 23, 1927 - December 9, 2021

Nadine Lois Nelson

Age 93, formerly of Richfield. Survived by daughters, Lynn Fashant, Cheryl (Ray) Gleason; grandchildren, Christopher Fashant, Stephen (Samantha) Fashant, Rachael (Brian) Kindrat, Sarah (Ryan) Gilson, Matthew (Kala) Gleason, Tim Gleason and Ted Gleason; great-grandchildren, Ryker, Johanna, Skip, Carson, Henry and one on the way; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband, LaVerne E. “Skip” Nelson; brother, Lyle Pankratz; grandson, Matthew John Fashant. Past Member of Edgewater Emmanuel United Methodist Church in South Mpls. Long standing member of Sweet Adelines Twin Cities Chapter.

Private interment Acacia Park Cemetery.


  1. Leah Wetterlund says:

    My condolences to the family, Nadine was a lovely lady! I always enjoyed talking with her. Such a great sense of humor! I’m sure she’s holding Skip’s hand, having a glass of Cupcake and smiling down on everyone she loves!

  2. Sharon Taylor says:

    I sang with Nadine for many years in the Twin Cities chorus. We were roommates on our many trips to regional and international and enjoyed many good times. I will miss her, but know she is enjoying being with Skip and friends that will join her in singing and music.

  3. Rose Berglund says:

    So sorry to hear of Nadine’s passing. I have known and loved her for many years through singing with her in the Twin Cities Chorus to having lunches with her and others who sang with the Chorus. She was a very talented lady. I always looked forward to her playing the piano, and she also had a lovely tenor voice. I was lucking to know Skip as well and know that she is up there with him now and smiling down on all of us.

  4. Cindy Schlicht says:

    I just found out about Nadine’s passing last night at Twin Cities Show Chorus rehearsal. I have a funny story about her from years ago. I remember one year we were doing our Christmas show, and the second half of our show had required us to change into these cranberry red dresses for the second half. So I went into our chorus dressing room to get my dress for the show, and I found hers there hanging on the rack and not mine. I knew she had to play holiday music on piano for intermission, and concluded that she had put mine on by mistake! She had hoped to be dressed for the second half of our show by the time she had to do her intermission piano performance. One time my dress made it to the stage before I did! She hurried back into the dressing room, sheepishly took mine off, and the two of us dressed in a flash to get on stage for the second half of the show.

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