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Lucy Nelson, of Braham, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Elmhurst Commons in Braham.  She was 87 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

Lucille Ardell Nelson, of Braham, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at her home at Elmhurst Commons in Braham.  She was 87 years old.

Lucille was born on September 23, 1928 in Dalbo, Minnesota to parents Edward and Edna (Edblad) Dahlberg.  She grew up in the Dalbo area and graduated from Cambridge High School.  She met Clifford Nelson and the couple was married on September 16, 1950.  They were blessed with two sons, Craig and Kevin.  Lucille attended secretarial school in Duluth and went on to work as a secretary at the Mental Health Center in Braham for several years.

Lucille had a hobby of doing ceramics, which she turned into a full-time business, lovingly named, “Lucyramics”.  She had a knack for getting anyone hooked on doing ceramics and porcelain, as many people can attest to.   Lucy loved working on her projects until tragically the shop burned and all was lost in the fire.  She did not let this get her down and she focused her energy on being one of the founders of Tusen Tack in Braham.  She spent many days and hours volunteering at the store.  Lucy was also a driving force in getting the new Braham Event Center built.  Lucy was an active member of the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church.  She loved visiting with people and loved visits from her family.  Even when her health began to fail, she could be seen scooting around in her motorized wheelchair, although many may have run the other way as her driving skills were a little lacking.   Lucy will be dearly missed.

Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, and husband Clifford.

She is survived by her sons, Craig (Carla) Nelson of Isanti, Kevin (Marie) Nelson of Brainerd; grandchildren, Sarah (Keith) Golly of Stanchfield, Lindsey (Adam) Evenstad of Lino Lakes, Aaron Nelson of Braham, Cybil (Ty) Walker of Georgia, Zachary Nelson of Isanti, and Emily (Jose) Clemente of Isanti;  great grandchildren, Wyatt, Makenzie and Bridget Golly; Madison and Emma Evenstad; Kylie and Chloe Walker; Carissa and Kaden Clemente; and Jackson and Owen Nelson;  many other relatives and friends.

3 thoughts on “LUCILLE A. NELSON”

  1. Dear Craig, Kevin and families,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. As I was growing up, Cliff and Lucy would come over to visit with my parents Charles and Delores Downing and I found Lucy fascinating and exciting. I especially loved her embroidery pen collection which she always let me use when we would visit at their house. She was a kind and generous woman that will be dearly missed.
    Sympathy and prayers to all of you.

  2. I will miss Lucy very much. She was the first resident that I really connected with when I began my work at Elmhurst. She cried with me when I lost my husband. He and Lucy shared the same birthday. We laughed at ourselves regularly. She had a wonderful sense of humor and beauty. With gratitude I say she was a good friend. I will miss Lucy very much.

  3. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of dear Lucy. She will always be my mentor and role model. She taught me so much and I will be forever grateful. Marie Grundberg

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