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Nelson, Shirley Ann
She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Stan Swenson on April 22, 1924, in Mankato, MN. She graduated from Mankato High School in 1942, and earned a B.S. in nursing from Hamline University in 1947. She married Charles J. Nelson, Jr. in 1948. Shirley was the first School Nurse in Windom, earned a Public Health Certificate at the U of M in 1968 and became Nurse Coordinator for the Inver Grove Heights School District. She loved people, music, knitting, gardening and her innumerable friends. She served as a Girl Scout Leader, sang in the church choir in Windom and volunteered in the Memory Loss Unit at Timber Hills after retiring. Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Charlie; children, Ann and Bill; sister-in-law, cousins and a nephew. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Memory Loss Unit at Timber Hills. A Celebration of Life will be held in the chapel at Timber Hills, 6307 Burnham Circle, Inver Grove Heights on January 29th, 2017.
Published on January 29, 2017
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