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Jean Harriet Nelson

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Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin


Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: St. Olaf Lutheran Church


Oakwood Cemetery


Jean H. Nelson, age 95 of Austin, MN, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Auburn Manor Care Center in Chaska.  Jean Harriet Schubert was born February 13, 1922 in Caledonia, Minnesota to Edward P. and Hilda C. (Nupson) Schubert.  Following her graduation from Austin High School, Jean went to work for Hormel Foods Corporation.  She married John L. Nelson on December 30, 1939 in Iowa.  The couple moved to Redwood Falls, and then to Oakland, California to work in the shipyards.  They returned to the Austin area in 1945.  John passed away in 1986.  Jean like to work with her hands, and especially enjoyed handiwork like hardanger and tatting.  She also liked to knit and crochet.   As a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Jean belonged to the WELCA Circle and volunteered in the church office.  She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her sons Jon L. Nelson of Minnetonka, Minnesota and Kirk E. Nelson of Visalia, California; her daughters Janice H. McKay of Chaska, Minnesota, Hjordis (Jordan A. ‘Jim’) Glover of Wayzata, Minnesota, Pamela M. (Kenneth) Campbell of Las Vegas, Nevada; 9 grandchildren Stacey Bosacker, Shauna Koop, John E. McKay, Cathryn J. Thrasher, Crystalyn J. Glover, Catey Nelson, Ali Nelson, Jesse Campbell, Kirk E. Campbell, and 18 great-grandchildren;  Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, her grandson Dr. Chad Nelson, and her sister Genevieve Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.  Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.


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