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Joyce A. (Soukup) Nelson

April 19, 1953 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 68)


Hastings resident Joyce A. Nelson, 68, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 14, at Evangelical Free Church of Hastings with Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to YWCA – Summer Art Program. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service you will need to go to Joyce’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page.

Joyce was born April 19, 1953 in Fremont, NE to Alvin and Matilda (Beranek) Soukup. She grew up on a farm outside of Morse Bluff until the age of 12 when they moved into town. Joyce graduated from North Bend High School in 1971 and attended Wayne State college for a year. During her time at Wayne, she met her husband, Michael "Mike" Nelson. They married on March 3,1973 and settled in Lincoln, NE where Mike was a trooper for the Nebraska State Patrol. Mike's job later took them to North Platte, NE in 1981 and then to Hastings, NE in 1984. Together they raised three children.

Joyce was an extremely talented and creative person. That passion led her on many adventures in her career path, the most notable being her wall art consisting of murals and faux finishes. Her biggest passion was the role of Nana to her seven grandkids. Joyce loved cheering from the sidelines or applauding from the audience watching them participate in the activities that they love.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Charles Soukup.

    Mike Nelson - Hastings, NE
Children, Spouses & families:           
    Melissa & Matthew Koch - Papillion, NE
        Danielle, Hunter, & Owen
    Jill & Bob Hilgendorf - Hastings, NE
        Haggan & Madalynn
    Eric & Ahna Nelson - Nebraska City, NE
        Natalie & Dominic
Siblings & Spouses:                           
    Robert & Anne Soukup
    Donald & Diane Soukup
    Darlene & LeMoyne Johnson
    Janice & Jerry Boyd
    Richard Soukup & Malinda Law
    Ann Soukup
Many cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews


To send flowers to Joyce's family, please visit our floral store.


Memorial Service
October 14, 2021

10:30 AM
Evangelical Free Church
2015 North Saint Joseph Avenue
Hastings, NE 68901

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