Kathryn J. Nelsen, 66, of North Platte, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Great Plains Health.  
  She was born February 16, 1951 to James C. and Evelyn J. (Reiter) Breeden at Lexington, NE.  Kathryn graduated from Cozad High School. Later she moved to North Platte, where she worked for Municipal Light and Water as a payroll clerk for over 44 years, retiring in 2014.  
  On Feb. 26, 1988, she was united in marriage to Ernest E. Nelsen in North Platte.  They enjoyed fishing and camping together.  
  She is survived by her husband, Ernest of North Platte; two step-daughters; and two step granddaughters.  
  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William “Bill” Breeden.  
  Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.  Memorials are suggested to Great Plains Health Callahan Cancer Center. 
  Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in care of arrangements.