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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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Mabel City Council approves final budget and levy

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on December 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. The minutes from the November 13, 2013 meeting were reviewed and approved. The monthly bills were reviewed and approved for payment. LeAnn Jevne was p ..... 
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Mabel United Methodist raffle winners announced

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Faith & Worship

The Mabel United Methodist Church held its annual raffle drawing on Wednesday, November 13 at the conclusion of its bazaar. Thirty prizes were given to the following winners: 1.) Miles Breitsprecher of Mabel won $50 donated by Terry Sagdalen 2. ..... 
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Jeff Rein voted onto Mabel-Canton School Board

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

The minutes from the October 15, 2013 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to congratulate Belle Sand on being named to the All-State Volleyball Team for 2013. It was also noted that the Veterans Day Program held at Mabel-Can ..... 
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Marilyn Nelson

Tue, Nov 19th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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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Mabel City Council alters zoning permit fees

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Government

LeAnn Jevne was present at the meeting to request a limited parking sign to be put up in front of her shop, Mabel Flowers and Gifts, on Main Street. There have been issues with people parking in front of her shop for extended periods of time which ..... 
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Lucille Flaskerud

Tue, Nov 5th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

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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