Mary Elizabeth Nelsen
1953 - 2021
June 15, 1953
February 14, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Nelsen

June 15, 1953 - February 14, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Nelsen, born June 15, 1953 to Paul and Adeline Nelsen, died peacefully February 14, 2021 with family and friends by her side. Mary was generous and kind, with a witty sense of humor.

Preceded in death by her mother and father. Survived by sons JD Wright and Zachery Dillon, partner John Zrust, sister Paula Berg (Bruce), brothers Ronald Nelsen (Jessica), Roger Nelsen (Roxanne), and Douglas Nelsen (Laurie Novak), many nieces and nephews, special friends Beth (Jeff) Haase, Kay Brestel, Valdeen Nelsen, and loyal four-legged companions Beauregard and Tuffy.

No visitation, cremation. Services to be held on Thursday 2/25/21 at 2:00 pm at New Covenant Community Church, 6000 S 84th St. Lincoln, NE. Memorials in care of the family. Condolences may be left online at

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Published by Lincoln Journal Star on Feb. 21, 2021.
Memorial service
New Covenant Community Church
6000 S 84th St, Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral services provided by:
Lincoln Family Funeral Care
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Always remember when meeting w/ Marybeth @ the Independence Ctr while I worked for LLDP then later on for CPS, & she would always have a smile on her face ... & how that was the same for the girl that I grew up w/ when I spent my summers @ my Gma's (Mary Winslow) house on Myrtle St & the Nelsen family lived right next door ... My deepest sympathies are sent U'r way during this time of loss, please know that those of us that remember Marybeth are saddened @ her passing too!!
Angela K Winslow
February 22, 2021