ALICE (REYNOLDS) NELSON

Alice (Reynolds) Nelson, of Mora, died on Tuesday, July 5th at FirstLight Hospital in Mora.  She was 88 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 8th at First Presbyterian Church in Mora.

VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, July 7th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home; plus one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at Holland Cemetery in Holland, MN.

Alice Mae Reynolds Nelson was born February 27, 1923 at home in Holland Minnesota to William and Nettie (Freese) Berkenpas. She grew up on the family farm the oldest of five siblings and attended country school for several years before graduating from Verdi High School in 1940.

She was united in marriage to Francis Reynolds on March 13, 1942 in Long Beach California. To this union five children were born. They farmed in the Pipestone Minnesota area until they moved to Mora in 1960 where Francis started an insurance agency. She worked several years at Sundstrom’s  Shoe and Clothing.

On August 3rd, 1991 she was united in marriage to Reverend Harry Nelson and together they continued to minister at the First Presbyterian Church in Mora.

She was an avid quilter, and loved to sew and crochet. She always had a project going and in recent years made sure that each great grandchild got a hand crocheted blanket and hat upon their birth.

She was a longstanding member of the First Presbyterian Church, recently retiring after serving 48 years as the church organist.

Family was important to her and she enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Francis Reynolds, brother Bill Berkenpas and infant son Rodney Reynolds.

She is survived by husband Reverend Harry Nelson, sons; Robert (Sandra) Reynolds of Isle Minnesota, Randal (Carol) Reynolds, Richard (Mary) Reynolds and daughter, Becky (Jay) Fladebo all of Mora; grandchildren; Rob Reynolds, Shelley Moss, Angela Dwyer,  Krista Radeke, Susan Williams, Tim Reynolds, Rachel Shambaugh, Nick Reynolds, Katie Paulson, Sara Nordenstrom, Jennie Ellingson, Kelly Fladebo and Jared Fladebo; eighteen great grandchildren; step children Bruce (Anita) Nelson, Donald Nelson, Betty (Joe) Field and Cheryl (Bryan) Seiffert; eleven step grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren.  Also surviving are sisters Dorothy Roemeling, Lois Beilen and Deanna McQueen; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 8th at First Presbyterian Church in Mora with Rev. Duane Fowler officiating.  Music was provided by D.B. Johnson, Maree Nordenstrom and Ruthanne Telander.  Pallbearers were Rob Reynolds, Tim Reynolds, Nick Reynolds, Jared Fladebo, Bruce Nelson and Don Nelson.  Interment was at Holland Cemetery in Holland, MN.

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