Dorothy Nelson, 95
Blue Earth – Dorothy Nelson, age 95, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Vic Vriesen officiating. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. at the Eastside Cemetery, Estherville, Iowa. Visitation time was from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, and one hour before the service at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Blue Earth.
Dorothy was born Sept. 15, 1916, at Whiting, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond Scott and Gertrude (Batman) Scott. She was raised and educated in Gruver, Iowa, where she graduated from Gruver High School. She was married to Theodore Nelson on Dec. 31, 1934, in Wallingford, Iowa. The couple moved to Mira Loma, Calif., in 1969. Dorothy returned to Blue Earth in 2010. Dorothy was a bookkeeper and accountant for many years and had worked with the Department of Corrections in the State of California, retiring at the age of 72. She enjoyed dancing and traveling. She will be remembered for her baking especially wonderful apple and banana cream pies. She was a member of the Estherville Lutheran Church and Grove Community Church in Riverside, Calif., where she enjoyed her bible study groups.
She is survived by her children, Theodora (Dean) Oswald, of Mt. Ida, Ark., Dannie (Audrey) Nelson, of Blue Earth, and Gayle (James) Meehan, of Riverside, Calif.; sister, Phyllis Sheely, of Earlham, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Debra Lundberg, Sheryl (Thomas) LaMont, Dennis (Sandy) Oswald, John (Tami) Oswald, Greg (Cindy) Nelson, Pam (Randy) Anderson, Joshua (Gina) Meehan, and Jennifer (Richard) Hawthorne; 17 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore; infant daughter, Dorathea; brothers, Melvin and Robert; and a sister, Marjorie.
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