Nancy S. Nelson, age 77, of Rochester, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at Seasons Hospice.

Nancy Slade Huyber was born Aug. 31, 1941, to Vincent and Florence (Slade) Huyber in Rochester. She graduated from John Marshall High School in 1959. After graduating, she worked for her father at H & H Electric. On May 1, 1965, she married Merv Nelson in Rochester and they later divorced in 1980. She worked at Satisfaction Real Estate, SMMPA and Lampland Company. She enjoyed knitting, ceramics, cooking/baking (especially lefse) and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. She especially enjoyed spending time on the Mississippi River and spending time with her grandchildren.

Nancy is survived by one daughter, Tammy Nelson of Rochester; one son, Brent Nelson of Dover; two grandchildren, Skye and Jayce; two brothers, John (Sherry) Huyber of Rochester, and Steve (Cindy) Huyber of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Minnesota Vikings or Twins attire is welcome while attending the visitation.

The Nelson family would like to extend their gratitude to the Seasons Hospice staff for their wonderful care and compassion.

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