Donna Nelson, of rural Mora, died on Friday, May 15, 2009 at her home. She was 70 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 4:00 pm. on Tuesday, May 19 at the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
VISITATION will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 pm. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Pline Cemetery at McGrath, MN.
Donna M. Nelson was born December 6, 1938 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married Eric Nelson at the Lutheran Church in McGrath, Minnesota on December 10, 1955. They have lived in the Woodland area since; where they raised their five children.
Her hobbies included gardening both vegetables and flowers, knitting, feeding and watching the birds, fishing, camping out, reading and puzzles. She especially enjoyed watching Nascar (a #3 fan). She also looked forward to holidays so that she could decorate and spend time with family.
She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Isabel Sullivan; brothers, sister and granddaughter Megan Engblom.
Donna is survived by her husband Eric Nelson; sons Roland (Vicky) Nelson of Mora, and Dale (Lynn) Nelson of Mora; daughters Sharon (Mike) Brant of Oakdale, Linda (Kevin) Olson of Mora, and Tina (Dave) Engblom of Mora. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way; sister Mary Craswell; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 19th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Pastor Skip Splittstoesser officiated. Pallbearers were Kevin Olson, Brent Folkema, Jesse Nelson, Travis Nelson, Dave Engblom and Derek Lukecart. Interment was at Pliny Cemetery in McGrath, Minnesota.