Jody A. Nelson

Jun 9, 2018
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3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Waterloo


4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel


Memorial Park Cemetery


Jody Ann Nelson, 56, of Waterloo and formerly of Las Vegas, died on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from complications of a brain tumor.
Jody was born on August 25, 1961 in Waterloo, daughter of James Henry and Doris Ann (Delagardelle) Westemeier.
She graduated from Columbus Catholic High School in 1979. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in accounting.
Jody married Verner Donald Nelson Jr. on December 13, 1978 in Waterloo.
She worked in human resources for Midtown Development. She had also worked as a recruiter for Accountants Inc. while in Las Vegas, earning many awards and was consistently number one in the country in placements.
Jody loved her dogs. She was a trivia game enthusiast and enjoyed exercising and listening to music. In her younger years, Jody was in 4-H where she won awards for showing lambs.
Survived by her mother, Doris Ann Westemeier of Cedar Falls; husband, Verner Donald Nelson Jr. of Waterloo; son, Verner Donald (Jenna) Nelson III of Waterloo; two grandchildren, Isabella Edana Nelson and Verner Donald “V4” Nelson IV; two brothers, Dave Westemeier of Waterloo and Jim (Mary) Westemeier of Crosby, TX; in-laws, Verner Donald (Donna) Nelson, Sr.; two sisters-in-law, Lisa (Robert Predrag) Nelson Mitrovich of Encino Hills, CA and Liz (Dave) O’Malley of Waterloo; three nieces, Nonalee O’Malley of Waterloo, and Jill and Brooke O’Malley both of Dubuque; three nephews, Jameson Predrag Mitrovich of Encino Hills, CA, Reggie O’Malley and Ezekiel “E.J.” Westemeier of Waterloo; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and her faithful companion Abby Stiltskin.
Preceded in death by her father, James Henry Westemeier; her grandparents; and faithful companion Nugget.

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  1. Rozie Buhrow | May 09, 2019
    Prayers to her family. What a beautiful person she was. Smiling & Happy all of the time. The class of 79 was a pretty great group & she was such a Beautiful part of our class. Rest in peace Jody.
  2. Mimi Meyer | Jul 01, 2018

    I am very sorry for you Loss. She was a classmate of mine and very beautiful.

    May she Rest in Peace.

    Mimi Meyer


  3. Dave Roche | Jun 26, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Jody and her family. Shocked and very sad to hear of her passing. Went to school with Jody for 12 years. She was always very nice to everyone. May your soul rest in peace!
  4. Bobbie Emerson | Jun 25, 2018
    my deepest sympathies to Jodi’s family. RIP Jody
  5. Maynard Hatch | Jun 25, 2018

    Our thouhts and prayers are with all of Jody's family and friends during this time of loss.


  6. Columbus High School Alumni | Jun 16, 2018
    Our deepest sympathy to Jody's family and friends.
  7. Therese Schmitz-Orr | Jun 13, 2018

    prayers to all of Jodys family. Another child of God with a contagious smile gone way to soon. 

    Therese Schmitz-Orr

    Blessed Sacrament and Columbus High School class made.


  8. Lynette (Wilson) Kammeyer | Jun 12, 2018

    thought and prayers go out to Jody and her family.


  9. Dave Campbell | Jun 12, 2018

    Jody, although we didn't hang out much at Columbus, I will always remember how kind you were to me when I was the "new kid" in second grade at Blessed Sacrament. Such a great smile!

    I also remember when we dropped you off after school one day, and Mom backed the rear wheel of the Impala off the edge of your driveway! *That* was a fun afternoon... 

    Be at peace, Jody, and know that your family is in our prayers.

  10. Laura Kress | Jun 12, 2018
    My condolences to the friends and family of Jody.  My memories of her are from high school.... bopping down the hallways, always a smile on her face.  May you rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord.  
  11. Kelly Romick | Jun 12, 2018


    You were a beautiful person both inside and out... your smile could light up a room!

    Fun loving and generous to a fault, I wish that we would have stayed in contact after high school but life got in the way.

    Good lesson for all of us to remember, we are here but such a short time on this earth, family and friendships are what's important so make a point to reach out.

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, sending love and strength as they say goodbye much too soon.

    Rest peacefully my friend, may God hold you and your family close.

    Until we meet again Jody...   🙏❤🤟

    Kelly Berry Romick

  12. Kaye Moothart Norenberg I | Jun 12, 2018
    i went to Columbus High School with Jody. She was a beautiful and fun loving classmate. My deepest condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time. 

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