Mildred A. “Millie” Nelson

Published 4:13 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Mildred A. “Millie” Nelson, 70, of West Burlington, died at 7:22 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Born April 5, 1946, in El Reno, Okla., she was the daughter of George B. and Rita Dora Rothlauf Jayne. On February 17, 1995, she married Steven Craig Nelson in West Burlington.

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Mildred was a secretary at the IAAP for 45 years, she retired in 2016.

She was of the Baptist faith and attended Calvary Baptist Church and Riverside Baptist Church. She loved camping and going to Young’s Lake on the weekends to fish with Alex and friends. Millie was famous for her chocolate chip cookies. She especially enjoyed time with her family, grandkids and friends in Mississippi.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Charles (Beth) Pfadenhauer of Picayune, Miss.; one step-daughter, Sulene Nelson of Burlington; two grandchildren, Jesse & Lauren Pfadenhauer of Picayune, Miss.; three sisters, Mary Weyrick of Danville, Gina (Dan) Stokes of Omro, WI, Holly (Rick) Parrott of Danville; one brother, Tim (Chris) Jayne of Mount Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, and one granddaughter, Faith Pfadenhauer.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family to receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home in Burlington, Iowa.

The funeral service for Mrs. Nelson will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Dean Graber officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society and Young’s Lake.

Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Millie’s obituary at