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Gregory A. Nelson


Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Gregory A. Nelson, age 63, of Decorah, Iowa, died Monday, December 16, 2013 at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. after a courageous five year battle with cancer.

Greg was born June 12, 1950 in Spring Grove, Minn. to Alvin and Eleanor (Trimble) Nelson. He grew up in the Mabel area and graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School in 1968. On February 1, 1969 he married Deb Sollien at the Hesper Lutheran Church. They lived in Canton, the Mabel area, and then settled in Hesper where they have been for 40 years. He worked at the Mabel Creamery for 17 years, at Luther College as a boiler operator, NFO, TruValue, and American Home Patient.

He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church, and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Gophers, Vikings, and Twins, their annual camping trips up north, fishing, crossword puzzles, Cribbage, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and the Hesper kids.

Greg is survived by wife Deb; sons Scott (Brenda Kuhn) of Stewartville, Minn. and Rick (Stacy Storlie) of Stewartville; four grandchildren Amber (Jared) Bushman of Stewartville, Eric Nelson of LaCrosse, Wis., Anthony Nelson and Emily Nelson of Stewartville; 1 great grandchild Zoey Bushman; Mother Eleanor Nelson of Mabel; siblings Arlene (Terry) Olerud of Spring Grove, Minn., Charles Nelson of Spring Grove, Darlene (Dick) Juve of Decorah, Robert (Judy) Nelson of Mabel, Gary (Colleen) Nelson of Mabel and Marlene Nelson of Waterloo, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by father Alvin Nelson; 2 nephews Troy Folkedahl and Curt Wennes; sister in law Sandy Nelson, brother in law Gary Wennes.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa with the Reverend Matt Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Hesper Public Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Thursday at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements.

Darlene J. Baker

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Darlene J. Baker, age 82, of Mabel, Minn., died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Tweeten Lutheran Health Care in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Darlene was born October 22, 1931 in Spring Grove, Minn. to James and Esther (Nelson) Aasum. She attended the He ..... 
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Charles Tollefsrud

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Charles Tollefsrud, age 91, of Mabel, Minn., formerly of Decorah, Iowa, died on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor in Mabel. Charles William Tollefsrud was born on October 20, 1922, the son of Jorgen (George) Truman and Selma Mar ..... 
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Marilyn Nelson

Tue, Nov 19th, 2013
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Marilyn Nelson, age 66, of rural Mabel, Minn., died after a short battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at her home, per her wishes. Marilyn was born August 6, 1947 in LaCrosse, Wis. to George and Viola (Vetsch) Doering. She grew up i ..... 
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Lucille Flaskerud

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
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Lucille Flaskerud, age 89, of Decorah, Iowa, formerly of Mabel, Minnesota, died November 1, 2013 at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Lucille was born May 10, 1924 at Waterloo Ridge, Iowa to Leonard and Louise (Flaten) Gunderson. She attended area ..... 
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Harry L. Housker

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
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Harry L. Housker, age 94, of Mabel, died Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Harry was born August 29, 1919 at home in rural Preble Township, Spring Grove, Minnesota to Anton and Lina (Itse) Housker. He attende ..... 
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Kermit Gerald Blexrud

Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
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Kermit Gerald Blexrud, age 93 of Mabel passed away Tues. October 15, 2013 at his home. Kermit was born April 21, 1920 in Spring Grove to Knute and Gertie (Sandemoen) Blexrud. He was a lifelong area resident, attending area country schools. On Ma ..... 
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Arne O.K. Engen

Wed, Oct 9th, 2013
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Arne O.K. Engen, age 92, of Mabel, MN died Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Tweeten Healthcare in Spring Grove, MN. Arne was born December 4, 1920, the son of Peter and Celia (Myhre) Engen on the family farm in the Wilmington Township near Caledonia, ..... 
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Verdayne Arnold Melbostad

Thu, Sep 19th, 2013
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Verdayne Arnold Melbostad, age 79 of Spring Grove, MN died Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Tweeten Healthcare in Spring Grove. Verdayne was born July 4, 1934, the son of Arnold and Amy (Olson) Melbostad at the Spring Grove hospital. He was bapti ..... 
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