Obituary of Brett Nelson


Brett T. Nelson, age 49 of Yankton, SD passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, SD.  Memorial services will be 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory in Yankton.  Online condolences may be made to:

Brett was born December 15, 1969 in Omaha, NE to Terry and Joan (Seier) Nelson. He spent his childhood in various places until the family settled in Vermillion, SD.  He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1988.

Brett enjoyed seeing new places and having new experiences and lived in several places, among them was Las Vegas, Nevada and Orlando, Florida, where he worked for Disney.

Brett loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed all kinds of games, especially online games with friends.  He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the Marvel universe and liked nothing better than heated discussions of the heroes and story lines involved in the MCU.

Brett married Lynn Kohn October 29, 2016 in Meckling, SD.  They lived in Lincoln, NE before moving back to Yankton in October of 2018.

Brett is survived by his wife, Lynn of Yankton, SD; step-daughters, Cynthia (Carrie) and Diana (Rex), both of Yankton, SD; his parents, Terry and Joan of Mecking, SD; his brother, Chris (Katie); nephew, Drew of Yardley PA and his grandmother, Leona Seier of Albion, NE.

Brett was preceded in death by his grandparents, Virginia and Clayton Austin; grandfathers, Louis Nelson and Bernard Seier and his uncle, Jerry Seier.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Villalobos Rescue Center, Box 771127, New Orleans, LA  70177.