Cover photo for Beverly Constance Nelson's Obituary
Beverly Constance Nelson Profile Photo
1930 Beverly 2023

Beverly Constance Nelson

February 4, 1930 — September 16, 2023

Brook Park

Bev Nelson of Brook Park passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth at the age of 93.

Beverly Constance Campeau was born February 4, 1930 to Albert and Cora (Constantineau) Campeau in Somerset, Wisconsin. Bev lived in Somerset until the age of 12 when the family moved to Stillwater. She attended St. Mike’s Catholic school until 8th grade. She then moved to Amery, Wisconsin to stay with her uncle, where she attended school and helped on the farm with her cousin. Wherever she lived, she worked hard to help.  

Beverly met her husband, Vernie B. Nelson, while babysitting for his sister, now, aunt Vicky. They were married and moved around, doing different jobs, such as raising sheep and milking cows. They lived in the Twin Cities when she became pregnant with her youngest daughter. She worked at Pearson Candy company and Brown & Bigelow for many years until she retired. She had a hard life that shaped her into the strong, loving woman she became. While living in Pine City she joined bowling leagues, enjoyed ceramics, and scrapbooking with her many friends. Bev loved riding horses and watching the horses on her daughter’s farm. She loved playing horseshoes, dice games, cross stitching, and puzzles. Most of all, she loved fishing and card games. She would feed the birds and enjoyed seeing all the different varieties. 

Beverly is survived by her children: Gerry (Donna) Ensing of Vesuvius, VA, Gloria (Jerry) Schiermeister of Spring Hills, FL, Lila Mae (Jerry) Zbytovsky of Brook Park; step-daughter Jean Graham of Motley; 13 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; siblings LaVonne (Delmer) Knefelkamp of Stillwater, Roger (Twyla) Campeau of New Hope.

Preceded in death by her parents Albert and Cora Campeau; husband Verine Nelson; children infant daughter Jeanett; step-son Vernon "Butch" Nelson; siblings Irene Johnson, Dorothy Ensign, Benjamin "Pete" Campeau, Merrill Campeau, Conrad Campeau; grandchildren Gloria Lewis, Robert Gonier Jr.; great-grandson Logan Zbytovsky; granddaughter-in-law Aimee Zbytovsky.

A celebration of Bev's life is planned for Saturday, October 14 at the Rock Creek City Center; 11:30 AM Memorial Service followed by a luncheon and an informal time to share memories of Beverly with family and friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral And Cremation Service of Pine City-Swanson Chapel.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Beverly Constance Nelson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Rock Creek City Center

7080 MN-70, Pine City, MN 55063

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 851

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree