Helen Arleen Nelsen

Female 1922 - 2014  (91 years)


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  • Name Helen Arleen Nelsen 
    Born 15 Aug 1922  Frontier County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 May 2014  Great Plains Medical Center, North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 May 2014  Curtis Cemetery, Frontier County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I376  Rossen Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2016 

    Father Carl Vilhelm Nielsen,   b. 9 Jul 1895, Bedsted, Bedsted Sogn, Hassing Herred, Thisted Amt, Danmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1967  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sigrid Marie Jepsen,   b. 20 Aug 1897,   d. 1 Jun 1963  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F110  Group Sheet

    Family Jim Ewald 
    Married 9 Jun 1941  Oberlin, Dacatur County, Kansas. USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lynn Ewald
     2. Karen Ewald
     3. Ann Ewald
     4. Bill Ewald
     5. Jo Ellen Ewald,   d. 1997
     6. Mary Ewald
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet

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    Helen Arleen Ewald (nee Nelsen) - Portrait
    Helen Arleen Ewald (nee Nelsen) - Portrait

  • Notes 

    • Helen Arleen Ewald, 91, of Curtis, passed away May 18, 2014, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.

      Helen was born on Aug. 15, 1922, in Frontier County, to Carl and Sigrid (Jepsen) Nelsen. After graduating from UNSA in 1940, she earned a teaching certificate from Kearney Teachers College and taught in two rural county schools.

      On June 9, 1941, at Oberlin, Kan., Helen married Jim Ewald and they farmed and raised their six children in Lincoln County, north of Curtis.

      In addition to crops, irrigation and livestock, Helen raised and sold chickens and eggs and shared the abundance of large gardens with family and friends. Helen will be remembered by many for her work ethic, honesty, hospitality, and generosity. The farm remained her home until she moved to Curtis in 2006.

      Helen then had more time to devote to reading and embroidery, sharing books with friends and making sure each of her grandchildren had a needlework pillow case and a supply of strawberry jam.

      She had been an active member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church and was a current member of St. John?s Lutheran Church in Curtis.

      Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Nelda Ewald, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four daughters, Karen (Jerry) Lehman, of Farnam, Ann (Pat) Hagan, of Smithfield, Jo Ellen (Rod) Jurgens, of Lamar, Mo., Mary (Dennis) Peterson, of Bertrand; a son, Lynn (Patty) Ewald, of Curtis; a nephew, Michael Lehman, of North Platte; a dear friend, Carol McKennon, of Curtis; 19 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Helen was looking forward to welcoming another great-granddaughter to the family in June.

      Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim in 1979; a son, Bill, in 1997, and her sister, Marjorie Lehman, in 2006.

      Memorials are suggested to the St. John?s Lutheran Church, 504 Wallace, Curtis, NE 69025 or Frontier County Library. To sign the online guest book, go to blasestrauser.com.

      Services will be at 1 p.m., today, at St. John?s Lutheran Church, of Curtis, with the Rev. Derrick Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Curtis Cemetery. Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, is in charge of arrangements.