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home : obituaries : obituaries July 21, 2017

5/10/2017 2:16:00 PM
Shirley Nelson

Shirley Ann Nelson, 92, of Inver Grove Heights, formerly of Windom, died Jan. 27, 2017.
Shirley Ann Swensen was born April 22, 1924, to Mr. and Mrs. Stan Swensen in Mankato.
She graduated from Mankato High School in 1942 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hamline University in 1947.
In 1948, Shirley married Charles J. Nelson Jr.
Shirley was the first school nurse in Windom. She earned a Public Health Certificate at the University of Minnesota and became nurse coordinator for the Inver Grove Heights School district.
She served as a Girl Scout leader, sang in the church choir in Windom and volunteered in the Memory Loss Unit at a Presbyterian Homes Senior Residence in retirement.
Shirley enjoyed people, music, playing sports, knitting, gardening and her friends.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie; and children, Ann and Bill.

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