Official Obituary of

Helen LaVerne (Spohrer) Nelson

September 26, 1935 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Helen Nelson Obituary


  Helen LaVerne (Spohrer) Nelson, 88, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2024 in Salina, KS. She was born, the daughter of Roy P. and Nellie (Dolan) Spohrer, Sept. 26, 1935, in Norton, KS.

  Helen attended school at New Almelo and graduated from St. John’s Beloit High School in 1953. Her class was the first graduating class at St. John’s. On May 26, 1956, she married Martin Andrew Nelson at Concordia, KS. To this union two daughters were born.

  Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Martin, who passed away April 17, 2012; her parents; brothers, Aaron M. (Margaret); Leroy J. (Lucille); and sisters, Fern O. (Joseph) Reinert; Anna Maria (Robert) Brummer.

  She is survived by daughters, Terri Ann Black and husband, Larry; Tamra Aileen Budreau and husband, Scott; grandchildren, Cheryl Lynn Mason and husband, Greg; David Allen Black and wife, Christina; Danielle Elizabeth Ruda and husband, Daniel; and Jennifer Marie Gottschalk and husband, Jerome; great-grandchildren, Jillian Marie Mason, Aiden Kane Black, Waylon Abram Black, Dominic Dean Ruda, Lucas Michael Ruda, and Julian Reid Gottschalk; brother, Albert Joe (Sharleen); and sister-in-law, Doreen Nelson; nieces, nephews family, and friends.

  Helen was retired from banking. She enjoyed family, playing board games, and especially playing cards.

  Visitation: Friday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m., followed by a 7:00 p.m. rosary at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lincoln.

  Memorial mass: Saturday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Lincoln City Cemetery.

  Memorials may be made to St Patrick’s Catholic Church or Gentiva Hospice, c/o, Hall Chapel, PO Box 37, Lincoln, KS 67455.

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March 15, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
206 N. 5th St.
Lincoln, KS 67455

Recitation of the Rosary
March 15, 2024

7:00 PM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
206 N. 5th St.
Lincoln, KS 67455

Memorial Mass
March 16, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
206 N. 5th St.
Lincoln, KS 67455


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