Lori Ann (Klein) Nelson was born in Burke, SD, on August 26, 1962 to Andrew Wayne and Eleanor R. (Herndon) Klein.
Lori was a member of the Baptist Church. She graduated from Burke High School in 1980. Following graduation, she worked at various jobs as an advocate and case manager for adults with disabilities. She later worked with the elderly. In February of 2004 she was united in marriage to Bruce Nelson.
Lori enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Some of her favorite things were going to garage sales and baking.
She died May 2, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Lori was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Klein; her brother, Dennis Wayne Klein; her maternal grandparents, Lewis and Florence Herndon; and her paternal grandparents, Andrew and Edna Klein.
Lori is survived by her mother, Eleanor Klein of Platte, SD; her sister, Deb (Gene) Larson of Burke, SD; her brother, Richard (JoAnne) Klein of Gillette, WY; four nieces and two nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; her husband Bruce Nelson; her three step-children and their children; as well as several special aunts and uncles and special friends.
Due to the corona virus, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Clausen Funeral Home of Burke, SD, was in charge of arrangements.