Bernice Teresa Nelson, age 86, of Sioux Falls, SD died on Dec. 23, 2019 in Sioux Falls, SD.
She was born March 21, 1933 in Polo, SD to William and Francis Froning. After graduating from St. Liborious, she moved to California and worked for Oakland Tribune then moved to Minnesota and worked for the Minneapolis Star and Tribune. In 1954, she married William “Doc” Nelson in Pipestone, MN. They moved to Gettysburg, SD where Bill began his Chiropractic practice. In 1956, they moved to Elkton and later to Sioux Falls.
Bernice is survived by her children Kevin (Lori) Nelson, Billings, MT; Karen (Bill) Goon Eden Prairie, MN; Mary (Jim) Nielsen, Wakonda, SD; Steve (Karen) Nelson, Elkton, SD; Lori (Tom) Eggers, Sioux Falls, SD; Cathy (Craig) Medford, OR; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 sister. Bernie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 28 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Elkton.