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November 17, 2017


10/18/2017 10:14:00 AM
Muriel Nelson

Muriel Nelson, 102, of Windom died Oct. 12, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom.
Funeral services were Tuesday at American Lutheran Church in Windom with Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade officiating.
Special music was provided by Carol Vought, organist; and Judy Seyler and Janelle Mickelson, vocalists.
Casket bearers were Dan Hormig, Linda Bussa, Donna Horkey, Betty Torkelson, Ruth Dronen and Tracy Eucken.
Interment was at Lake-view Cemetery in Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Muriel Verna Nelson was born July 12, 1915, to Walter and Iva (Christensen) Nelson on a farm three miles northwest of Windom.
She was baptized and confirmed by Rev. Lien in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Windom.
In 1916, her family moved to a farm on the north edge of Wilder for nine years before purchasing a smaller acreage.
Muriel attended grade school and high school in Wilder and after graduating, did housework for a few years. In 1939, after her grandmother's death, she kept house for her Grandpa Ole for 3½ years.
In 1943, she began clerking at National Tea Company for 16 years, then, beginning in 1959, she worked at Ben Franklin for 22 years.
In 1964, following the death of her husband, Muriel's mother bought a house in Windom. She died in 1984. Muriel sold the house in 1996 and moved to Remick Ridge Estates on the Good Samaritan Society campus in Windom. She later moved to Sogge Memorial.
Muriel was involved in church activities as a member of American Lutheran Church in Windom. She also was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Birthday Club and Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her brother, LaVern Nelson, who died in World War II in 1944.
Muriel enjoyed the fact that she had 18 aunts and uncles and 58 first cousins. She is survived by many cousins.








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