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Shirley Ann Nelson

Apr 22, 1924 - Jan 27, 2017

Shirley's Story

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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 in
Mankato Free Press
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