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Lois Nelson
Lois Marie Nelson, 92, Hills, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Inurnment followed at the Flowerfield Cemetery near Hills. Lois Oleson was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in...
Rick Peterson
Before we close the books on Memorial Day 2016, I would like to extend a thank you to Lois Nelson. It wasn’t until Memorial Day this year that I learned of Lois Nelson and her commitment to playing taps as part of military honors at local veterans’ funerals for the past 20 years. A few years ago I...
Lois Nelson played Taps on her husband, Ray's, Japanese bugle that he found during his World War II service in the Philippines.
A battered brass bugle has joined the collection of World War II artifacts at the Herreid Military Museum in Luverne. While it’s still a functional instrument, it’s now retired, as is its previous bugler, Lois Nelson, who played it for “Taps” at hundreds of local funerals for veterans. And for the...
Lois Nelson is shown playing the Japanese bugle at Memorial Day Services Monday, May 25 at the Veterans Memorial on Main Street in Hills.
  Lois Nelson played  “Taps” on a battered brass bugle at the Memorial Day services in Hills May 25, one of four services she played for over the weekend. The bugle is an integral part of funeral ceremonies for veterans in the area.   As the final haunting notes of “Taps” float across the cemetery...
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