Dejong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home obituary – Sunde L. Nelson

Sunde Lynn Nelson, 54, of Keokuk, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Sunde Lynn Nelson, 54, of Keokuk, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Sunde was born on July 15, 1967, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas Fredrick Greer and Sandra (Mortimer) Greer Ellis. On December 15, 1986, she was united in marriage to Brad Nelson in Keokuk, Iowa. They later separated. Sunde had the unique talent of taking yard sale finds and turning them into treasures. She was always decorating and could make any house a home. She loved Marilyn Monroe, and doted on her three chihuahuas: Eisen, Isabella Lynn and Angel. Throughout her physical issues, Sunde stayed connected with friends and family through Facebook and social media, logging on every day.

Sunde is survived by her husband Brad Nelson of Bonaparte, Iowa; her boyfriend Chris McVeigh of Keokuk; her brother Martin Greer; her sister Quianna (David) Brookhart; her aunt Mona Heger (Mortimer, Bawden); her uncle Percy (known also as “Bub”, “Marty” or “Mort”) Mortimer; her sister-in-law Belinda Greer (Moore, Balentine); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sunde is preceded in death by her parents; her step-father George Ellis; and two brothers: Thomas Greer, II and Lewis Greer.

Due to Covid-19, services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to PAWS Animal Shelter in Fort Madison.

Tributes and condolences may be left at

DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.

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