JACQUELINE “JACKIE” NELSON

J. Nelson webPhotoJacqueline “Jackie” Nelson, of Mora, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at her home.  She was 72 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 7th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick with Rev. Lori Blake officiating.

VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Friday, September 6th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home; plus one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church.

BURIAL will be at a later date at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Jacqueline Joyce Nelson, of Mora, MN, passed away on August 28, 2013 at home. She was 72 years old.

Jackie was born at her grandmother’s house in Henriette, MN on June 5, 1941 to Anton and Leona (Bjorklund) Peterson. She grew up on a farm in Quamba, MN and was the oldest of 3 siblings. Jackie attended school in Quamba and graduated from Mora High School in 1959. She also attended Pine Tech Vocational School for training to become a Home Health Aide.

Jackie met LeRoy Nelson in Minneapolis in 1959. They were married October 22, 1960 at Quamba Baptist Church. Three children were born to this union. LeRoy and Jackie lived in the Twin Cities for a few years before moving to the Mora area.

As a teenager, Jackie worked at Quamba Hardware. She also worked at Telex hearing Aid Company in Minneapolis and as a Home Health Aide and sold Avon products. She was also employed at Sportsman’s Café in Mora for 16 years.

Jackie’s hobbies were collecting blue glass and antiques, gardening and flowers. She even bought her own herd of milk cows. Jackie loved road trips, camping and going to meet friends at a restaurant. She loved family get togethers. Jackie was always willing to help somebody out. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

It was Jackie’s wish, to pay a “special tribute” at the time of her death to her beloved Mora High School Class of 1959 and to her friend and “best boss ever”, Sue Schmidt. These special people were very near and dear to Jackie’s heart.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Scott Nelson and great grandson, Bobby Reed.

She is survived by her husband, LeRoy of Mora; daughter, Tammi (Robert) Johnson of Mora; son, Shawn (Michelle) Nelson of Mora; daughter-in-law, Delayne Nelson of Mora; grandchildren, Tanya, LeRoy, Tommy, Dusty, Zach, Sarah, Seth, Nicole, Dylan, McKayla, Mason and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Addison, Landyn, SkyLee, Avery, Alysa, Christopher, Emelia, Aidan, Xavier, and Emily; brothers Gerald Peterson and wife Lois of Columbia Heights and Stanton Peterson (Maryanne Giffrow) of Stanchfield.  Many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends also survive.

 

11 guestbook entries for JACQUELINE “JACKIE” NELSON

  1. Red Fredrickson August 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    To Leroy and the family, I’m very sorry to hear that Jackie has passed on. She always had a smile on her face and was fun to see. I often thought what great people her and Leroy are. You will be missed by many !

  2. Bev Carr Anderson August 31, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    So sorry to hear about Jackie. She and I graduated together. Always such a fun gal with smile on her face and a laugh. My prayers are with the family.

  3. Matt and Heidi Johnson September 1, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    We are so sorry to learn of this sad news. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you all through this very difficult time. Our prayers are with you. God Bless

  4. Brenda and Gean Howard September 1, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    To Tammy and all of Jackies family. So sorry for your loss of Jackie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  5. Jody Anderson September 2, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Tammy and family – As Jackie would say on Saturday nights “Let the fun begin”. Celebrate her life, cherish those memories, she touched the life of many. Our thoughts are with you. Mike & Jody

  6. Sandra & Roger Peterson September 2, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    We were so very sorry to hear this sad news. We have enjoyed knowing Jackie since Corner Acre days and always had fun ‘visiting’ with her. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

  7. Shannon (Hume) Schwartz September 2, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    Sorry to hear about Jackie’s passing. She was an amazing woman. Her love for life was shown by the way she smiled, laughed and loved all who she knew. Jackie will be missed by everyone who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Ervin/Joan Stark September 5, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Le Roy It’s hard for us to find the words that might bring you comfort at this time in your loss. We hope that knowing that we are thinking of you with sympathy and understanding will somehow help give you strength at this difficult time.

  9. Toni Sanden September 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    Leroy and Jackie were good friends of my parents.I will always remember her smile. You all are in my thoughts and my heart. Peace.

  10. Deb & Kirk Krist September 6, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    Deepest Sympathy to the family. I met Jackie years ago at Mother’s Camp, although she lived very close in my neighborhood also. We had such fun there and I have good memories of her humor and kind heart. A sweeter person there never was.

  11. Jean Black Markl September 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    LeRoy – My sympathy to you and your family. Always remember the wonderful memories of her and this will help you through this difficult time and others in the future. Peace & Blessings to all of you.

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