Kimberly Nelson, 48, died faithful to Jehovah Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 in Duluth.

The second of two children, Kim was born Sept. 26, 1968 to Dennis and Jean Olson in Minneapolis.

Together with her sister, Michele, Kim grew up in Minneapolis. She graduated from Washburn High School in 1987, and went on to work as a legal secretary. As a teenager, Kim dedicated her life to serve Jehovah as one of his witnesses and spent seven years volunteering full time to teach others about the hope the Bible holds out for the earth.

Kim was introduced to the love of her life, Allen Nelson on a blind date in 1988. They married on Sept. 30, 1989 and made their life together for the next 23 years in New Hope Minn., until the fall of 2012 when they moved to their current home in Two Harbors. After 10 years together, Kim's hopes, dreams, and prayers were finally answered when their son Alexander was born in June of 1999.

Kim enjoyed many activities including traveling, especially to Disney, volunteering with the RBC building local Kingdom Halls, boating on the St. Croix river and anything with her family. Spending time with family was important, including her small family, Allen's large family and Zander's birth family. She loved to be Zander's mom. Any time spent with him, be it at school volunteering, in the ministry, or at home was precious to her. She became very adept at lovingly guiding Allen back to reality from one hair brained idea after another. She also found out from Allen that procrastination can be a lifestyle instead of just an annoying trait.

Kim was known for her tender heartedness, patience, and love of animals. She was a loyal wife, passionate mother, wonderful Auntie, dearly loved little sis, and faithful servant of her God, Jehovah.

Kim was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Allen; son Zander; sister, Michele (Barry) Peterson; niece, Shalynn; nephew, Logan; aunt Darlene Carlin; uncle Butch "Clarence" (Susan) Olson; extended family members and numerous dear friends.

VISITATION: 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4, 2016 until the 3 p.m. Memorial service in the Duluth Kingdom Hall - west side, 4602 W Arrowhead Rd., Duluth. Services by Affordable Cremation & Burial.