Susan Mae Nelson, 66, of Harmony, formerly of Canton, Minn., entered her eternal home in heaven on Friday, November 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
Sue was born May 15, 1953, in Caledonia, Minn., to Harold and Lois (Koenig) Gulbranson. She graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School in 1971. On January 20, 1973, she married Curtis Nelson in Caledonia. They were longtime residents of Canton until after Curt’s passing in 2003, when she moved to Harmony. She had worked at Northern Engraving in Spring Grove and later shared her loving gift of compassion for others by working as a home health aid in the area as well as a certified nursing assistant at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.
Sue was a member of Stone Ridge Community Church in Decorah, Iowa. She enjoyed painting crafts, having an eye for detail, which really made her paintings stand out, writing poetry, spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, and sharing God’s word with others.
Sue is survived by her three children: Dawn (Jason) Magnuson of Canton, Brian (Holly) of Harmony, and Teriana (Roman) Yoder of Canton; her nine grandchildren: Jordan, Nathan, and Brianna Magnuson, Brooklyn and Zoey Nelson, and Brady, Isaiah, Mason, and Ezra Yoder; her significant other, Tommy Nemmo; two sisters, Anna Maroushek and Harriet Duxbury; seven brothers: Wayne (Joan), Dean, Gale (Renee), Bob, Mark, John (Lisa), and Paul (Michelle); several nieces and nephews, and her sweet and loyal dog Sophie. She was preceded in death by her husband Curt, her parents, a sister, Patsy Drahos; and a nephew, Jeff Tripp.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2019, at the Stone Ridge Church in Decorah, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, December 5 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.