Nelle accepted Christ as Saviour at a young age and was baptized. Her family moved from Domain to Roseisle, Man., in 1937. She graduated from Winkler Bible Institute in 1955. In 1958, she moved to Ottawa and married Bill. Nelle was a gifted seamstress. She loved nature and music. She was dedicated to her family and never waivered in her beliefs. Nelle mourned a grandson. She loved to serve, expecting nothing in return.