Robin Nelson


Robin Kim (Langbehn) Nelson, 65, died peacefully at home in her sleep after a lengthy battle with COPD Monday, July 11, 2022.

Robin was born on July 24, 1956 in Austin, MN to Louis Fredrick and Jean Ann (Thistlethwaite) Langbehn. She lived most of her life in Rochester, MN, graduated from Mayo High School, and worked in food service at Kellogg Middle School. She married Steven R. Nelson in Rochester, MN.

Robin loved looking for agates, bird watching (especially cardinals and doves), contributing to Secret Santa program, and spending time with her grand dogs.

Robin is survived by her husband, Steven R. Nelson; children, Scott S. Nelson (Tanya Strasser) of Byron, MN, Brent R. Nelson of Rochester, MN; nieces, Lynnzy Thompson of Stewartville, MN, Shenna (Thompson) & John Denny of Stewartville; and siblings, Rhonda (Andy) Thompson of Stewartville, MN.

Robin is preceded in death by her parents; and her Godparents, Beverly & Buzz.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation that the family will donate to 2 charities of their choice.

A celebration of life will be 10am to 1pm on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Rochester Cremation Services, 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, Rochester.

Please post favorite memory of Robin to be posted and shared at celebration of life or part of time to be shared out loud.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Robin may be shared at

3 thoughts on “Robin Nelson

  1. Steve …..I have not seen Robin for over 50 years but remember her so well. I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Judy (Reiland) Wittenberger

  2. Steve, Scott, and Brent,
    Our deepest condolences, love and sympathy. Your family has meant a great deal to us over the past three decades as you have been extraordinary neighbors.

    Our family has been incredibly blessed to know your family, and we have loved Robin for over 30 years as neighbors. As the busy years of raising a family went by way too quickly, we treasure the memories that have been made throughout the years.

    We moved directly across the street in the winter of 1991. Over 30 years ago, and we are so thankful.

    Robin and Steve thank you for welcoming to us as we moved to the neighborhood as a new young married couple with a new baby, and as the boys grew up, our kids too have grown up-so it was always great to catch up sharing family updates on our occasional outdoor chats.

    The years have gone by too quickly, and we will deeply miss Robin, her laugh, her care and her concern.

    My personal favorite memories of her were our long summer evening chats as she loved being outdoors. Robin spoke fondly of her work in the cafeteria at Kellogg Middle school, all the students she knew and loved.

    I especially loved seeing Robin outdoors during the summer-my favorite memories are her setting up a small pool in their front lawn for Ruger (family dog). Robin would also sit next to the pool with her feet in the pool along with Ruger. Robin enjoyed the summer sunshine and time spent with her family. We definitely had a busy in-home childcare at our house with lots of activity, and we would wave at each other checking in. Our child care kids were thrilled seeing Ruger in and around the pool.

    We are so thankful for your family, and we cherish every memory.
    May the love of the Lord provide your family with peace, love and comfort always.

    Our sympathies and love,
    Daniel and Christine Jensen

  3. Dear Mom, today is going to be difficult but I know you will help Dad, Scott, Tanya And I through the grieving, The past 2 years have been overwhelming for the two of us as you know. I want to thank you Mom and Dad for always being there and always helping me.
    I know you are in a better place now and probably playing with Ruger and Bella, talking Grandma and Grandpa Langbehn’s ear’s off with all the other important people in our lifetime. I was very fortunate to be able to spend the precious time with you the past couple years. I’m going to miss you dearly, I’ll try and keep Dad motivated with Willow and probably teach him a few cleaning techniques that you taught me in life, cleaning the lazy Susan and Refrigerator out and checking dates on things.
    I Love you Mom and really going to miss you. Until we see each other again. Always
    keep your eyes on me as I grow through life and know that I’ll keep my eyes looking for your signs that your there, You were an amazing Mother to Scott and I,
    You are in Gods hands now.
    Love Brent and Willow ❤️

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