Margaret Louise Nielsen

Margaret Louise Nielsen, a resident of Lawson Manor in Luck, passed away on Sept. 24, 2021 at the age of 99. She was born in Ellsworth on Sept. 5, 1922, to Robert and Florence Bartosh. She was the oldest of seven children.

When Margaret left home, she went to work at Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation in Waukegan, Illinois. She met Robert Nelson Sr. in 1942 and they were married. Along came a son Robert Alan Nelson Jr. on Sept. 26, 1950.

Later on, she moved to St. Paul, Minn., where she was hired at Summit Manon Nursing Home. There she met Melvin Jense Nielsen. On Nov. 27, 1970, they were married. She left Summit Manor and moved on to American Guidance where she worked on the assembly line. There she retired and moved to Webster to be with her sisters.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Nielson; parents, Robert and Florence Bartosh; 3 brothers, Alfred, Lloyd and Pete Bartosh; 2 sisters, Doris Whitcomb and Beatrice Yankis.

She is survived by her children, Robert Nelson Jr. and Susan Hughes; sister, Delores Lunsman; lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, David Hall.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at 11 a.m. (visitation 10 – 11 a.m.) at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, with Pastor Steve Ward Officiating. Pallbearers were Rodger Sommerfeld, Chuck Hughes, Allen Lunsman, Mark Nelson, John Nelson and Frank Peach. Interment followed the service at Perida Cemetery in Lincoln Township.

A special thank you to neighbors, friends, and relatives for the gifts of phone calls, cards, food, memorials, visits, and words of comfort and prayers. We also want to thank Pastor Steve Ward, Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, and Yellow River Saloon and Eatery for the nice lunch.


Kindness is a Christian virtue 

God has willed to every heart 

To enhance our life with graces

That it nurtures and imparts.

For he knows our need for kindness

In our journeys through this earth-

When we suffer strife or struggle,

Human kindness could avert.

It is, also, holy virtue-

With a double touch of grace

For the giver and receiver

To enjoy, and to embrace-

For, in giving human kindness,

We are serving Heaven’s will

To be caring, unto Jesus,

And the virtues He instills.

Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at