Amy Nelson

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November 24, 1915 – September 29, 2017

The funeral service for Amy Nelson, 101, of Eagle Butte was held October 4, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte with Father Dan Juelfs officiating. Interment was in the St. Basil’s Cemetery at Mossman under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Amy passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at Avera Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg. Amy was born on November 24, 1915 in Isabel to Robert and Amy (Dolphus) Pearman. She was raised in Armstrong County on her father’s (Robert Pearman) ranch. She left the reservation when she was about 18 years old to stay with her sister in Arizona.

There she met her first husband, Roger. He was in the Army and Amy worked in the ship yards as a welder during World War II. Amy lived and worked in several states on the west coast, including California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.


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