Solveig Nelson

Solveig Christine Nelson

Thursday, October 23rd, 1924 - Saturday, August 24th, 2019
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Solveig Christine Nelson, 94, of Poughkeepsie, NY entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Lutheran Care Center. Christine, as she was known to all her friends, was born on October 23, 1924 in Stockholm Sweden. She was the daughter of the late Gosta and Gertrude Gustafsson Larsson. Christine was educated in Sweden and immigrated to America in the 1950's, where she lived in Chicago and California before coming to Poughkeepsie. Christine worked as an assistant to the head librarian at Vassar College for 20 years. She was a long standing member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She had a great love for many outdoor activities, which included cross-country skiing and tennis. She was a trained opera singer and was known for her beautiful singing voice. She was a member of the Mid Hudson Opera Company and the Mid Hudson Chorus, as well as St. John's Choir. She sang in many local operas and musicals. Christine is survived by her two daughters Marie (James) Ausanio of Hopewell Jct. and Terry Nelson O'Keefe of Tivoli. Also surviving is her sister Birgitta Winnem in Stockholm, Sweden, three grandchildren, who she adored; James Ausanio, Anna Ausanio and Ivy O'Keefe and her niece and nephew Linn and Kristian Winnem, both of Sweden. Christine was predeceased by her brother Lennart Larsson of Sweden. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Lutheran Care Center for their wonderful care and kindness. Visitation will be Thursday, August 29, 2019, 11AM-12:30PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Services will be at 12:30PM in the Funeral Home. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 12:30pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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Cheryl Moreau

Posted at 09:46am
My husband and I send our sympathies to all of you. Christine was a very special friend of mine. I've known her since I was a young child at St. John's. I remember her beautiful voice and that she sang a few duets with my dad, Eric Lindmark. We bonded when she rejoined the choir some years back. We shared sweet memories of people and activities at St. John's over the years. I'm glad that our friendship continued and I was able to visit her as she moved over the last few years, lastly at LCC. I so enjoyed learning about her Swedish heritage and sharing mine with her. Those visits meant so much to me. She so adored all of you and was so proud of her grandchildren! She will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cheryl Lindmark Moreau

Kristian Winnem

Posted at 03:47pm
My memory of Solveig when I was a child is strong. She was very caring and saw the best in me at a distance. She was sending me congratulationcards when I had my birthday, easter eggs with candy at easter and sometimes even American chocolate. I really felt loved as a child. My three visits to the USA was unforgettable, we lived at her place and she was the best hostess I could even dream of. She had plans for us and recommendations. The coolest aunt in town. And everytime she came to Sweden for a visit I was very happy, even as a grownup.
I remember when Solveig had to show herself and confirm that me with friend was old enough to buy beer in a supermarket in Poughkeepsie. We were 24 years at that time. About 15 years ago. We still laugh about it.
I will miss you!

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