Jacqueline “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.