Josephine Nelson, 77Josephine “Josie” Agnes Nelson, 77, Carlos, died peacefully on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Alexandria, following her struggle with Alzheimer’s.
Josephine “Josie” Agnes Nelson, 77, Carlos, died peacefully on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Alexandria, following her struggle with Alzheimer’s.
Josephine was born July 3, 1934 to Anton and Josephine (Botzet) Hauer at home on the family farm in Eagle Bend. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River. She attended District #65, country school.
Following her education she was united in marriage to Joseph Steidl. To this union, six children were born. Josie was united in marriage to Duane Nelson of Pelican Rapids on June 7, 1975, at Alexandria. Following their marriage they lived in Carlos, where they raised their family and Josie began working for 3M in Alexandria.
Following her retirement in December of 1994, she and her husband enjoyed winters in Arizona and camping in the summer. Josie enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing guitar and singing. She especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She spent the past three years living at Prairie Senior Cottages in Alexandria. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River. Blessed be her memory.
Josie is survived by her husband of 36 years, Duane; five daughters, Karen (Shaun) Fennern of Lucan, Laurel (Ken) Schlosser of Alexandria, Paulette (Karl) Grosenick of Carlos, Jo (Tim) Oberg of Eagle Bend and Devona (Kevin) Schultz of Brainerd; son, Joe (Mary) Steidl of Carlos; sister, Lorraine (Ronald) Neisen of Carlos; two brothers, Nick (Evette) Hauer of Great Falls, Montana and Peter (Kathy) Hauer of Conrad, Montana; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pauline Benson; and brothers, Thomas Hauer and Warner Hauer.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, December 20 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River with Fr. Dave Petron officiating. Music was provided by the organist, and vocalist, Marcie Vickerman. Burial was at Lake Geneva Cemetery in Alexandria Township. Pallbearers were Justin Steidl, Jarrod Oberg, Matt Nelson, Matt Neisen, Joey Steidl and Allan Hauer. Honorary pallbearers were the caregivers from Prairie Senior Cottages.
Arrangements were with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service in Miltona; www.lindfamilyfh.com.
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