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Gretchen R. Nelson, 71

Oct 2, 2010

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Gretchen Rae Nelson, age 71, passed away on Sept. 26, 2010.

Gretchen was born April 5, 1939, in Blue Earth, the daughter of Dr. M. R. and Sylvia Nelson. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Blue Earth. She graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1957, and the University of Minnesota in 1962.

Gretchen resided in Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1976. She sold newspaper advertising, worked as a librarian, and co-owned Wooden Horse Trading Company. She was a homemaker at the time of her death.

Gretchen is survived by her husband, Jon Dawson, of Colorado Springs; brother, Peter (Sue), of Lakeville; niece, Karna Nelson, of Eden Prairie; nephews, Christopher (Masako) Nelson, of Richfield, and James (Heidi) Nelson, of Zimmerman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and nephew, Peter John Nelson.