Lucille T. Nelson, 95, of Clarkfield, passed away at her residence on Monday, March 19, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 24, at the Clarkfield Lutheran Church, officiated by Pastors Christopher Zuraff and David Christensen. Interment was at the Clarkfield Lutheran Cemetery.
Lucille Theoline (Mikelson) Nelson was born January 31, 1917 in Clarkfield to Annette (Nettie Wilson) and Emil Mikelson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Clarkfield Lutheran Church and graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1935. She attended the Calhoun Secretarial College in Minneapolis and later was employed at the Yellow Medicine Co. Welfare Office in Granite Falls. She remained there until her marriage to Lloyd Nelson on November 25, 1944.
After Lloyd’s discharge from the service in 1945, they made their home in Minneapolis where their son Richard Lloyd was born on June 24, 1946. They later made their home in Montevideo where she was employed as Secretary-Cashier at the Associates Financial Services Co. When they moved back to Minneapolis in 1967, she transferred to the same company until her retirement.
After retirement they built a home on Lake Inguadona near Remer. Due to Lloyd’s failing health, they sold their lake home in 1985 and moved to Alexandria and then to Clarkfield in 1998.
While living in Alexandria, Lucille enjoyed volunteering at the Douglas County Hospital and in Clarkfield volunteered at the Care Center. She belonged to a circle at Clarkfield Lutheran Church and enjoyed quilting. She was a member of the Clarkfield American Legion Auxiliary. She kept active with her scrap books–never wanting to throw away anything of good reading material.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Richard and Marlys Nelson, Derby, Kansas; grandchildren Peter and Jennifer Nelson, Spring Hill, Kansas, Christine Nelson, Winfield, Kansas, and Sarah Nelson, Wichita, Kansas; great grandchildren: Kaleb, Kristian and Kassidy Nelson, Spring Hill, Kansas; brother Harris and Pat Mikelson, Mesa, Arizona; sister Ruth and Harry Ziemann, Hudson, Wisconsin; sisters-in-law Lorinne Mikelson, Eden Prairie, Dora Hanson, Remer, Diana Hanson, Clarkfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Richard and sisters Muriel, Evelyn and Dorothy.
Arrangements were by JH Lynner Co. of Clarkfield.