DENNIS H. NELSON
October 24, 1922-April 13, 2000
WILLMAR - Dennis H. Nelson, 77, of Willmar, formerly of the Svea area,
died Thursday at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Svea Lutheran Church in Svea
with the Rev. William J. Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home
in Willmar, and one hour prior to services at the church.
He was born October 24, 1922, in Willmar to Dora C. (Hanson) and Art
Nelson. He attended Willmar schools.
On June 25, 1949, he married Marie Lechner in Raymond. They farmed
near Svea. Marie died Feb. 8, 1967.
On Feb. 20, 1970, he married Helen (Larson) Schueler in Raymond. They
farmed near Svea, retired, and moved to Willmar in 1986. Helen died
November 25, 1991. He was employed as caretaker of Fairview Cemetery.
He moved to Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in 1995.
He was a member of Svea Lutheran Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles
and Odd Fellows.
He is survived by his sons Gary (and Natalie) Nelson of Roseland, Bruce
(and Lois) Nelson of Willmar, Dennis (and Shirley) Schueler of Raymond,
Duane (and Candee) Schueler of Willmar, Mark (and Denise) Schueler of Appleton;
daughters Pat (and James) Handt of Willmar, Diane (and Jim) Ziehl of Sauk
Rapids, Lorna (and Rob) Johnson of Clear Lake, S.D.; 23 grandchildren;
25 great-grandchildren; sister Alice Stebbins of Paynesville and other
He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives and one sister.
ESTHER P. NELSON
April 13, 1930 - April 14, 2001
Esther Pauline Nelson, 71, of Albert Lea, formerly of Windom and Raymond,
died Saturday, April 14, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 19, at
the St. John's Lutheran Church in Raymond. Interment will be in the
church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18,
at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to services
at the church.
She was born on April 13, 1930in Oelwein, Iowa, the adopted daughter
of Rev. Rudolph and Clara (Suess) Lechner. Esther spent her childhood
years in Beatrice, Nebraska, where she was baptized. She later moved with
her family to Raymond, where she received her education and was confirmed
at St. John's Lutheran Church.
On November 15, 1947, she married James F. Nelson. In 1954,
the moved to Windom, where Esther worked as a waitress. She was later
employed by the Cottonwood County Sheriff's Department as a dispatcher.
Esther retired in 1984 and moved to Raymond. In 1988, she moved to
her son's home in Albert Lea. She resided at the Good Samaritan Center
in Albert Lea until her death.
She is survived by her five children, Pauline (and Ken) Murphy of Missoula,
MT, Jacqueline (and Mike) Folsum of Waldorf, Rosalie (and Bruce) Schafer
of Windom, Catherine Nelson of Jackson, and Thomas Nelson of Albert Lea;
11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and
She was preceded in death by her parents, son JoWayne Nelson, granddaughter,
Heidi Bauch, sister Marie Nelson and brother, George Lechner.
March 30, 1922 - August 9, 1997
LAKE LILLIAN - Holger Peterson, 75, of Lake Lillian, died of cancer
Saturday at Rice Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Blomkest Baptist
Church with the Rev. Patrick Krause and the Rev. Paul Wick officiating.
Burial will be in Lake Elizabeth Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home
and one hour prior to services at the church.
He was born March 30, 1922, in Montrose, S.D. to Alex and Anna (Johanson)
Peterson. He attended rural school in Montrose. He started farming
in the Atwater area in 1938. On May 22, 1945, he married Gladys Lindquist
in Lake Lillian.
He is survived by his wife; son David (and Kathleen) Peterson of Burnsville;
daughters Geraldine (and Richard) Theuringer of Hutchinson, Marlene (and
Dean) Stranghelle of Lake Lillian, Diane (and Ronald) Anderson of Anoka,
Denise (and Douglas) Kienholz of Bird Island, Darlen (and Michael) Lechner
of Eagle Lake, Janet Dummer (and special friend Jack White) of Spicer,
Dawn Peterson of Eden Prairie; 16 grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; sisters Goldie Krueger of Andover, Marianne
(and Daniel) Hillstrom of Crystal; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister and
MRS. OLA NELSON
Appeared in Willmar, MN newspaper of May 10, 1905
MRS. OLA NELSON died at her home in town of Whitefield, Thursday morning.
Death which was due to old age, was somewhat hastened by a light stroke
of paralysis which deceased suffered about a week before the demise occurred.
The funeral took place Sunday forenoon. Brief services were held at
the house, after which the funeral sermon was preached at the Svea Swedish
Lutheran church , Rev. J. O. Lundberg officiating. The interment was made
in the adjoining cemetery.
Mrs. Ole Nelson was born in Horley, Sweden, April 27, 1821, and she
was thus at the time of her death 84 years and seven days of age.
In 1854, she was married to Ole Nelson and on March 25 last year, the aged
couple enjoyed the distinction of celebrating their golden wedding. In
1871, they arrived in this country and settled in Whitefield, where the
husband still resides. Those besides the husband who are left to mourn
the death of a kind and loving mother are N.O. Nelson of this city, Swan
O. Nelson, at present residing in the state of Washington, Ole of
Hallock, Andrew and Peter, and Mrs. Ernst Swenson, of Whitefield. All were
present at the funeral exceot Swan Ol, who was unable to reach here in
time for the obsequies.
OLE O. NELSON
Word was received Monday morning of the death of Ole Nelson, father
of N.O. Nelson, county treasurer of this county, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. E. R. Swenson, in the town of Whitefield, from the infirmities of
old age. Mr. Nelson was eighty-eight years of age at the time of his death.
Ole Nelson was born on Nov. 26, 1822, at Lybe, Malmolan, Sweden.
He spent the early part of his life in that country, moving to this country
in 1871, when he settled in the town of Whitefield, where he has lived
ever since. About five years ago, Mrs. Nelson died, and since that time
Mr. Nelson has made hs home with his daughter, Mrs. Swenson, in Whitefield,
and since that time has failed steadily till the time of his death. He
is survived by five sons, N.O. Nelson of this city, S.O. Nelson of Seattle,
Wash., Ole O. Nelson of Hallock, and A.O. and P.O. Nelson of Whitefield,
and one daughter, Mrs. E.R. Swenson of Whitefield. Funeral services
will be held this afternoon at one
o'clock from the home of Mrs. Swenson and from the Svea church, with
Lundberg in charge.
**From the Cokato Enterprise - January 22, 1931
Last rites were held Suday afternoon for P.T. Nelson, prioneer resident
of Cokato who died last week at his home south of the village.
The funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church of Cokato, Dr.
Paul H. Andreen officiating. Burial was made at the Lutheran cemetery.
Born in Varmland, Sweden, March 6, 1848, Mr. Nelson came to America
with his parents at the age of 14, and became on of the early settlers
in this community. The Nelson's lived here before the coming of the
railroad, and had a homestead south of Cokato, in the vicinity now known
as Grass Lake.
When a young man, Mr. Nelson became engaged in the boot and shop business
in Cokato and was a merchant here until 1890, when he moved to a farm in
Besides Mrs. Nelson, nine children survive Mr. Nelson. They are E.F.
Nelson of Fergus Falls; G.E. Nelson of New England, N.D.; E.W. Nelson of
Portala, Calif.; Mrs. Esther Claseman of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Clarence
Tack of Cokato, Mrs. A.C. Carlson of Minneapolis, Mrs. Agnes Lamson of
Hood River, Ore., Filmore Nelson of Willmar, and Gilbert Nelson of Cokato.
Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were E.F. Nelson of
Fergus Falls, G.F. Nelson of New England, N.D., Mrs. A.C. Carlson
of Minneapolis, J.P. Mattson of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Filmore Nelson
and son James of Willmar, Frank Mattson and Cyrus Mattson of Watertown,
Mrs. Christine Nelson, Collin Mattson and Leroy Mattson, Watertown, Otto
Olson, Peter Peterson and Mr. Settergren of Lake Jennie.
A son E.W. Nelson of Portala, California and family had spent 3 weeks
in Chicago previous to Mr. Nelson's death, having left Chicao 2 days before
MRS. P.T. NELSON
From the September 8, 1936 COKATO ENTERPRISE in Cokato, MN
MRS. P.T. NELSON, OLD RESIDENT DIES
Funeral This Afternoon For Woman, 76, Here Since 1877
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at the Cokato Lutheran
church for Mrs. P.T. Nelson, a resident of this community for 59 years,
who died Saturday evening at her home south of Cokato. With Dr. Paul
H. Andreen officiating, services will be at the home at
1:30 and at the church at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Nelson was one of the oldest residents of Cokato, coming here
in 1877. Born Hannah Mattson in Kensington, Illinois, she grew up in Watertown,
Minnesota where she lived until she was 18. In 1877 she married P.T.
Nelson, Cokato pioneer, who was proprietor of a shoe repair store in town
at that time. Mr. nelson died in 1931.
For the last several years, Mrs. Nelson has been making her home with
a son, Gilbert Nelson, at their farm a mile and a half south of Cokato,
near Glascoe school. Her death came suddenly on Saturday evening after
a stroke on Friday night.
Nine of Mrs. Nelson's ten children survive her. They are Ellsworth
Nelson, Minneapolis, Godfrey Nelson, Mobridge, S.D.; Ernest Nelson, Portola,
CA, Mrs. Esther Claseman, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Lily Tack, Cokato; Mrs.
Myrtle Carlson, Minneapolis, Filmore Nelson, Willmar; Mrs. Agnes Lamson,
Hood River, Oregon; and Gilbert Nelson of Cokato. There are eighteen
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one brother, Frank Mattson
of Watertown, also surviving her.
Clarence L. Tack,
From the February 2, 1967 COKATO ENTERPRISE in Cokato, MN
CLARENCE TACK SERVICE TODAY
Clarence L. Tack, resident of Stockholm township for 30 years, died
Sunday, January 29, at the Cokato hospital. He was 77 years of age.
Funeral services will be today at the Cokato Lutheran church at 2 p.m.
Mr. Tack was born at Cokato, July 21, 1881, a son of August and Selma
Tack. He grew up in the Knapp community and married Lily Nelson at
Knapp on September 21, 1929.
Survivors include Mrs. Tack and a daughter Clarice, Mrs. Lowell Swisher
of St. Paul, a grandson; three brothers, Walter, of Rock Island, IL, Maurice
of Lakeland, Fla. and Alvin of Cokato; and three sisters, Mrs. Ernest T.
Johnson of Lake City, Mich, Minnie Tack of Hong Kong, China, and Mrs. Arthur
Christenson of Knapp.
Pastor Russell Peterson will officiate at the rites. Music will be
by Mrs. David Anderson, Mrs. George Kotila and Ruby Smedberg.
Interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are James Tack,
Dale Christenson, Arnold Ruotsinoja, Daniel Christenson, Warren Hagglund
and Jack Barnes.
We are sorry to chronicle the death of Mrs. N.O. Nelson of Whitefield.
The deceased had been in poor health for over a year. A tumor had seated
its deathly roots in her chest, and all medical aid was of no avail.
Saturday afternoon, April 7th, she was taken to St. Paul to undergo an
operation. After a two days rest an examination was made, and it
was determined that no help could be rendered. Wednesday she quietly passed
away from this world of sorrow. On Thursday the remains were brought
The deaceased was 27 years of age, leaves a husband and three children
to mourn the departure of a loving mother and affectionate wife.
The funeral took place last Sunday from the home of the deceased in
Whitefield, and the remains interred in the Swedish Lutheran cemetery.
Filmore T. Nelson
FILMORE NELSON RITES AT SVEA, MONDAY, AUG. 2
Filmore T. Nelson, elderly Windom resident passed away Monday afternoon
at his home. Funeral services are to be held in Svea, MN, on Monday, at
Survivors are: Janice (Mrs. Howard Varney), Flint, Mich., Geneva (Mrs.
Maurice Joonson_ South America; Helen (Mrs. Dale Hubbard), Detroit, Mich.;
Barbara (Mrs. Scott Elstad), St. Louis, Mo.; James, Windom and Thomas of
FROM: Willmar Tribune 2/10/1932
JOHN NELSON -- well known old pioneer of the county, who has made his
home in the city for over forty years, passed away Mon. evening at 9:30
p.m. at a local hospital from complications of ailments incident to old
age. He was taken to the hospital only a few days before his death.
His wife, Ellen, 89, died September 30th last, following a bad fall which
caused dislocation of her hip. They have for many years lived in their
residence at 523 Third Street South. They had no children.
There are nephews and nieces surviving on both sides of the family.
Mrs. Nels Sjoberg is surviving sister of Mrs. Nelson. The late Mrs.
John Paulson was a sister of Mrs. Nelson. A sister of the deceased,
Mr. Nelson, was Mrs. Anna Johnson, mother of the late attorney Charles
Johnson and the surviving members of the O>L> Johnson family of Kandiyohi.
John Nelson was born in Kristianstads lan, Sweden, March 28, 1842,
and thus attained the age of 89 years, ten months, and 11 days. He was
married June 4, 1872. They were charter members of the Bethel Lutheran
church of this city.
John Nelson died February 8, 1932. Ellen Nelson died September
MARIE ADELIA NELSON
Marie Adelia Nelson was born September 17, 1887, in Willmar. She was
the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. N.O. Nelson (first wife, Olga Hanson).
Her early life, because of the death of her own mother, was spent with
her maternal grandmother and uncle in Minneapolis. She returned to
Willmar where she attended the public schools. After graduation from
the Willmar High school, she attended the Normal School in St. Cloud.
The major portion of her teaching service was in the Willmar Public
Schools. For various periods however, she taught at Lake Lillian,
Hallock, Williston, N.D. and was principal of the Junior High School at
As a respected and highly efficient teacher in the Willmar schools,
she was instrumental in the organization of the Student Council and was
very active in Willmar Classroom Teachers group and had served as it's
Burial services for Miss Nelson were held Thursday, October 25th, from
the residence at 1:30 o'clock and the Bethel Lutheran church at 2 o'clock.
Rev. Clarence Johnson officiated. Music was furnished by the Willmar High
School Trio and a solo by Rev. Johnson. The organist was Mrs. Harold Dale.
Interment was in the Svea churchyard with the following as pallbearers
-- Martin Bloomquist, A.C. Carlson, W.J. Lawler, V.M. Olson, Harry Wahlstrand,
and A.M. Wisness.
Miss Nelson passed away quite suddenly October 21, 1945, at the home
at 802 West Third Street.
She is survived by two sisters --Nannie A. Nelson of Willmar and Mrs.
George J. Zimmer of Anaheim, California; an uncle P.O. Nelson of Minneapolis,
two nieces, Mrs. Edward L. Wilshin and Mrs. Chauncey R. Tatum of Baltimore,
Maryland, one nephew, Mr. Donald R. Benton of Milwaukee, Wis., and numerous
Kittson County Paper of 11/04/53*
Mrs.. Ole Nelson Passes to Reward
Prominent County Woman Dies After Long Hospitalization. Was Resident
of County 62 Years.
Last Thursday afternoon at 1:30, Mrs. Ole Nelson passed away at the
local hospital after having been a patient therein since September 22nd.
She had been hospitalized one month and 7 days.
Mrs. Nelson's health had been impared for a number of years, her ailment
being arthritis and frequently took spells when that condition became aggravated
which required medical attention. This time, was one of these similar occasions
but her condition, it was noted, was gradually falling. As time
went on she grew worse, little by little and finaly death came to relieve
her of her suffering.
Cecilia Holmquist Nelson was born December 22, 1867 to Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Holmquist, at Upmana Parish, Skåne, Sweden. Mrs. nelson remained
in Sweden until she was 16 years of age at which time she joined her father
and one brother to cross the ocean and come to this country. A year later
her mother and four brothers followed and the family lived in Mann Valley,
near River Falls, Wisconsin, a region where many Scandinavian immigrants
settled. They remained there until 1891, when the family moved to Kittson
county and the permanent family home was then located in the Red River
community, west of Hallock. Mrs. Nelson had attained the age of 85 years,
10 months and seven days.
On July 2, 1892, she was united in marriage at Northcote, Minn., to
Ole O. Nelson who preceded her in death June 19, 1938. To this union
seven children were born: Nannie of Sioux Falls, D. Dak.' Mrs. Lawrence
MacDonald, Julia, of Missoula, Montana;; Mrs. John Nelson, Alpha, Minneapolis,
Randall of Wassau, Wisconsin, and Wallace and Oscar of Hallock. One
son, Raymond, preceded her in death in 1933. She is also survived by six
grandchildren and three brothers, Gunnie Holmquist of Minneapolis; Alfred
and Victor of Hallock. There are also many other lesser relatives.
Mrs. Nelson was a life-long member of the Augustana Lutheran Church and
an honorary member of its Aid and Missionary Society. She became a member
of the Red River Lutheran church in 1892 and later transferred her membership
to the Hallock Lutheran church when the family retired from the farm and
moved to Hallock in 1923.
Mrs. nelson was one of the early pioneer women, having come to
this county in 1891, 62 years ago. During that time the Swedish immigration
was settling this county, so she was one of the gallant women who shared
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PETER O. NELSON
Mr. Peter Nelson, a former Kandiyohi County resident, passed away at
his home in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 24, 1951. Mr. Nelson was born at
Malmö, Skåne, Sweden, on September 10, 1863 to Ola and Karna
At the age of six years he came to this country together with his family,
settling in Kandiyohi county. On November 30, 1891, he was united
in marriage to Betsy Erickson. They resided on a farm in Whitefield
Township, a short distance from Svea, where their daughters were born.
During his residence here he was a member of the Svea Evangelical Lutheran
church. He also served on the board of supervisors for six years and as
a school board member for several years. Mr. Nelson was very interested
in church, civic and community affairs.
The Nelson family moved to Willmar in 1919 where he lived until moveing
to Minneapolis in 1939.
Mrs. Nelson passed away August 1923.
On March 3, 1927, he was married to Ellen Westerberg who together with
four daughters, Lottie (Mrsl H. W. Reed), Ingeborg, (Mrs. R. Adamson),
Olive, (Mrs. W. Conway) and Ruby, (Mrs. V. Sholander), mourn his passing.
There are also eight grandchildren, besides several nieces and nephews
who will miss him. His parents, one sister and four brothers have preceded
him in death.
Mr. nelson had reached the age of 87 years, 8 months, and 14 days and
although he had suffered much during hte past few years and very greatly
since last November he bore his sufferings with patience and kept a keen
interest in people and daily events to the very last.
A memorial service was held at the O.E. Larson Mortuary, Minneapolis,
at 10:30 a.m., May 28. Services were also held at the Svea Lutheran
church at 2:30 p.m., Pastor Siegel of Minneapolis and Pastor Roger Anderson
of Svea officiated.
Interment was in the Svea cemetery. Pallbearers were Oscar Nelson,
Hallock, Minn., Rudolph Westerberg, Minneapolis, Ferdie and Vincent Swenson,
Eugene Westerberg and Franklin Johnson.
Firneds and relatives besides the family fro a distance attending services
were Oscar Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Holmquist, Hallock, Mr. and Mrs.
Roland Schroeder, Long Prairie, Norman Adamson, of Superior, Wisc., Margaret
Adamson, Cumberland, Wisc., Mrs. J. Holiland, Benson; Mr. and Mrs.
H. Lundberg, Frederic, Wisc.; Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Lundberg, St. PPaul; Mr.
and Mrs. M.H. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Anderson and children, Litchfield;
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Wenberg, of Morris; Mrs. Philip Nelson and children,
Corvuso; Mr. and Mrs. A. Dahlquist, Sunburg; Mr. and Mrs. C. Lund, Kerkhoven;
and from Minneapolis: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Adamson, Mrs. John Nelson, Carolyn
Sholander, Mrs. Hannah Ostebo, John Wickman, Pastor and Mrs. Siegel, and
Mrs. Axel Bjorklund.
Peace be to his memory!
*Willmar, MN newspaper of 07/03/86
CLARKFIELD - Art Loose of Montevideo died Wednesday at the Chippewa
County-Montevideo Hospital at the age of 80. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Montevideo.
Interment will be in Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens in Montevideo. Visitation
will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield
and at the church in Montevideo one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Surviving are one daughter, Shirley (Mrs. Ray) Schalkoski of Sioux
Falls, S.D. and one brother, Elmer Loose of Montevideo.
LOTTIE B. REED
*Willmar, MN newspaper of 07/03/86
WILLMAR-Lottie B. Reed, 93, of Willmar, died Tuesday at Pleasant View
Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at United
Methodist Church in Willmar with the Rev. Glenn Martin officiating. Burial
will be in Fairview Cemetary.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Friday until Saturday morning at Peterson
Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar, and one hour prior to the funeral at
She was born August 24, 1892, in Whitefield Township, the daughter
of Peter and Betsy Nelson. She attended school near Svea. In 1920, she
married Hebbard Reed. They resided near Prinsburg for many years, moving
to Willmar in 1942. Her hubvand preceded her in death in 1951.
She is survived by one sidter, Olive Conway of Willmar; one stepsister,
Ruby Sholander of Minneapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one
Hebbard W. Reed
*Exerpt from Willmar, MN newspaper of 04/05/ 51
Hebbard W. Reed was born at Spencer, Iowa, September 30th, 1892, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Reed.
At the age of seven, he came with his parents, brothers and sisters
to the community of Raymond in this county, where he resided on a farm.
He attended the public schools and worked on his father's farm.
On May 10th, 1919, he was married at Svea, Minn., to Lottie Nelson,
the Rev. J.B. Sorenson officiating. They went to live on a farm of their
own in the vicinity of Raymond where they resided util 1943 when they moved
to the city of Willmar and made their home at 504 West 4th Street.
At this time they became members of the Willmar Methodist church.
Here he started selling real estate and insurance. This gave
him an opportunity to meet his old friends and make many new ones both
in the city and on the farms.
He was interested in sports, especially baseball and attended all the
home games and as many out of town games as his health permitted.
Besides his wife, who has been a devoted helpmate thru the years, he
is survived by three brothers, Charles, Clarence, and Mark of Raymond;
two sisters, Virginia of Willmar and Helen (Mrs. C. H. Christensen) of
Fargo, N.D. His parents and one sister Emily (Mrs. Leonard Harris)
have preceded him in death.
Interment was at Fairview cemetery. Pallbearers were Anton Okerman,
Joseph Birkemeyer, Carl Mayer, John Hildahl, Temple Hicks and Walter Conway.