Born in Chicago, Ill., in November of 1926, Dorothy was the daughter of LeRoy and Ruth (Reynolds) Nelson. After graduation from Calumet High School in Chicago, Dorothy did modeling in the area until she met her future husband, Robert C. Kelso.
The couple married on Jan. 18, 1947, at the Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago, and to this union two children were born, Beverly and Edward. She was a great mother and cherished watching her children grow up. Robert would precede her in death in April of 1980.
After her husband’s passing, she worked at Murphy’s/Ames in Plymouth until her retirement. She had a huge heart for animals and cherished being “Gran” to her grandkids and great-grandkids. She attended all their Plymouth sporting and music events. She also followed her hometown teams; da Bears, Cubs, Bulls and the Blackhawks.
She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Plymouth. There she taught Sunday school, directed the choir, as well as, sang in the choir, and was a member of the braille workers who helped put together braille books to send overseas.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter: Beverly J. Brummett, Plymouth; a son: Edward W. (Angie) Kelso, Plymouth; grandchildren: Robert Kyle (Desiree) Brummett; Angela Kathleen Brummett (Dave Kucera); Bryan Edward and Lauren Elizabeth Kelso; three great-grandchildren: Isaac and Dara Brummett; Bailyn Kucera; her former son-in-law: Harry Brummett, DeBary, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother and sister-in-law: Louis (Marion) Nelson.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Calvary Lutheran Church, 1314 N. Michigan Street. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the church and will be officiated by Pastor K.C. Dehning. Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Marshall Co, PO Box 22, Plymouth, IN 46563 or to the Calvary Lutheran Church 1314 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563.