AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Braham Event Center.
VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.
INTERMENT will be private at the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.
MEMORIALS are preferred in lieu of flowers, to a worthy charity of your choice in Linda’s name.
Linda Rae Nelson passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Welia Hospital with her husband and family at her side. She was 77 years old.
As the only child of Verne and Verna (Mattson) Schwartz, she was born on Sept. 3, 1944, in San Luis Obispo, California where Verne was stationed during World War II. After his honorable discharge the family moved back to Minnesota to be closer to family. Linda grew up in the Columbia Heights area and attended school through the 8th grade. She spent much of her childhood and teen years in the Braham area at Grandpa and Grandma Mattson’s farm. While hanging out in the area she met Larry Nelson and they married in 1967 and purchased the Mattson farm. Linda worked hard all her life and was a devoted farmer’s wife and homemaker, besides working at many local factories. She was employed at Minnetonka Egg Company in Cambridge, Dahlman /Premier Products in Braham and later at Olympac in Mora.
Linda loved to sew, crochet and collect cookbooks. She was known for her crocheted “scrubbies” and had orders for them right up to her passing. She and Larry liked to travel, often visiting family in other states and meeting people. She loved to attend the local church fundraisers in Braham, Grasston, McGrath, Mora, Milaca, and Ogilvie. They were a staple at the Lutefisk dinners even though she did not eat that “nasty fish”. With no children of her own, she treated her nieces, nephews, and godchildren like her own. She especially loved that once grown, they would invite her to go on fishing trips. Linda’s stories and her laugh left an indelible mark on all who knew her.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents and mother and father-in-law John and Ovedia Nelson.
She is survived by her devoted husband Larry of 54 years as well as brothers and sisters in-law and their families. She is also survived by her Aunt Jane and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and cousins.