Loretta Mae (Smart) Nelson “Rusty”, 92, of Fort Dodge, IA, handed away on Monday, January 25, 2021, at Unity Level – Trinity Regional Medical Middle after a brief sickness.
On account of COVID-19, memorial providers will probably be held on the Historic Bruce Funeral Residence at a later date with inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials could also be directed to the household. On-line condolences could also be left for the household at www.brucesfuneralhome.com.
Loretta was born November 12, 1928, in Richards, IA, the daughter of Elmer and Viva (Beam) Smart. She was raised and educated in Manson. On July 1, 1948, Loretta was united in marriage to Vyron J. “Snuffy” Nelson in Spirit Lake, IA. Loretta was a homemaker who additionally labored at TCI Grain Inspectors. She loved spending time with household & buddies, studying, coaching and displaying her canine in obedience & agility and serving to others prepare their canine. She was a Licensed Obedience Canine Coach and a founding member of the Fort Dodge Kennel Membership.
Loretta is survived by her daughter: Patricia Saunders and husband Jeff of Fort Dodge; 4 grandsons: Zachary and Corey Nelson of Fort Dodge, Ryan Nelson of Tennessee and Tracy Saunders of Missouri; and 5 nice grandchildren: Mason, Nathen and Olivia Saunders, Ellie Reinhard and Lily Nelson. She can also be survived by many nieces and nephews in addition to her canine: Sherry.
She was preceded in demise by her dad and mom; her husband in 1989; 3 sons: Lee, Jack and Jeffrey Nelson; granddaughter: Lacey Nelson; and her brothers: Forest and Eugene Smart.
Loretta spent the final three years within the loving care of the workers at Villa Cottages.