Constance "Connie" M. Nelson

July 07, 1945 - March 13, 2023


Obituary For Constance "Connie" M. Nelson

Madison – Constance M. “Connie” Nelson, age 77, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023 at her home in Madison. Connie was born on July 7th, 1945, the daughter of Virginia and Norman Stowers. She passed away on March 13, 2023, surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.

Connie lived up to her fiery red hair and Scottish roots by blazing through life as the center of attention and the life of the party. She had a 40 plus years long career in banking which allowed her to make many friends along the way. She loved gardening, her birds, being a grandma and cooking for friends and family.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 44 years, James Nelson; Children, Andrea Elert-Buckwalter (Ed), Bryan Nelson (Lisa); Grandchildren, Stephen Koeppel (Briana), Michael Koeppel (Abrah), Austin Knight-Bernards (Rachel), and Analise Nelson; 4 Great Grandchildren; Brother, Bill Stowers (Cathy); Sister-in-law Diane Nelson; Brother-in-law’s, Gary Nelson and Dennis Nelson (Carla); as well as special friend of 50 years Bonnie Mueller and many other family and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her Parents, Parent In-laws, Favorite Aunt May Avers, Brother Terrance Davis, Brother-in-law’s Richard Nelson, Donald Nelson and Sister-in-law’s Kathy Lumila and Judi Nelson.

A special thank you to Madison Fire Dept., Agrace Hospice, Dr. Virginia McKenna and all our special helpers.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday June 24th from 12-4 pm at Village Park in Waunakee, WI. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Agrace Hospice Center or UW Carbone Cancer Center. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N Sherman Ave 608-249-8257

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  • March 22, 2023

    Connie, we are missing you. Darlene

  • March 15, 2023

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