Retta Nelson, of Grasston, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah, Wisconsin. She was 80 years old.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held from 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE & INURNMENT will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday at the Grasston Union Cemetery.
MEMORIALS are preferred in lieu of flowers, to the Braham Area Education Foundation- Donate HERE
Retta Marie Nelson “Bunny” of Grasston, was born Easter Sunday, April 13, 1941 in Rush City. She passed away August 7, 2021 at the age of 80 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah, WI. She was the oldest of four daughters of William and Loretta Stanton of Pine City.
As a child she had a passion for horses so as an adult she learned to train them and loved to show earning many ribbons and awards in the process. Her flower garden gave her much joy and always had many varieties over the years.
She was a school bus driver for the Princeton, Milaca, Mora and Braham School Systems and drove for over 50 years often having the opportunity to drive three generations of the same families. During the school day you would see her bus parked at the Braham High School where she dedicated her energy as a special education paraprofessional. After hours, she would drive the Basketball, Volleyball and Speech Teams to their games and meets. Dressed in Braham colors and team shirts she would enjoy sitting in the bleachers watching and cheering them on.
On her days off in the winter she would be out snowmobiling and summer months traveling to Wyoming with her family, riding horses in the mountains. In November 2008, Retta earned her private pilot’s license.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 59 years, Richard; sisters, Louis Stone, Ruth Ekstrom, Jean Drevecky (Terry); sons, Robert, Chad (Liz), and Shawn (Winnie); grandchildren, Robert Jr. (Erica), Katharina (Johnathon Boyles), Laura, and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Faith, Angelina and Brooks; many nieces, nephews and cousins.