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Charlotte  J.  Nelson
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Obituary for Charlotte J. Nelson

Charlotte J. Nelson, age 70, of Boone, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2018. Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel on Sixth and Marshall Streets in Boone, Iowa on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., with family present at 9:00 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., with light refreshments to follow.

Charlotte Ripperger was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 21, 1948, the daughter of Vitus and Marcella (Walk) Ripperger. She graduated from Southeast Warren High School in 1966, and attended Ottumwa Heights College before transferring to Northwest Missouri State where she completed her degree in Political Science in 1970.

Throughout her career, Charlotte worked primarily with elderly and special needs individuals - first as Director of the Washington County Developmental Center (WCDC) in Washington, Iowa, and for many years as Director of the Boone County Work Activity Center. Prior to her retirement in 2008, she served as Activities Director of Abington on Grand and Riverside Manor in Ames, Iowa.

Charlotte married Murray D. Nelson in 1980 and moved to Boone. She was a proud mother, wife, sister, and friend to all. She enjoyed baking, watching films, traveling, crafting, and volunteering.

She is survived by a daughter, Darby Nelson of San Francisco, Calif.; a brother, Gary Ripperger of Des Moines; her sisters, Lois (Denny) Hoch of Indianola and Lynette (Bob) Levine of Springboro, Ohio; her brothers-in-law, Grady (Claire) Nelson of Menomonee Falls, Wisc., and Kevin Nelson of Waukesha, Wisc.; her sister-in-law, Zoe (Harold) Dessart of Dousman, Wisc.; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Murray Nelson; and a brother, Kevin Ripperger.

In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Charlotte may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Iowa, or the Boone Area Humane Society on behalf of the family.

Schroeder Reimers Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and photos may be shared at www.schroedermemorialchapel.com © 2018 Soderstrum Reimers Inc.


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Visitation

Wednesday

13

Jun

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Family will be present from 9 until service time.

Funeral Service

Wednesday

13

Jun

10:30 AM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

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