Connie Nelson, 72, of Thief River Falls, MN was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 18, 2019 at her residence.

Visitation for Connie will be held from 2:00PM until 4:00PM with a 4:00PM  Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Epiphany Station Church.

Connie Lorena Olson was born June 8, 1947 in Hallock, MN the daughter of Luverne and Ineta (Patrick) Olson. She grew up in Lake Bronson, MN. Connie was very active in high school, she was a cheerleader, Homecoming Queen, attended Girls State, and graduated with the class of 1965. She then went to Vocational Tech School in Thief River Falls for business.

From the moment Connie laid eyes on Duane Nelson she knew he would be the man she would spend the rest of her life with. On June 4, 1966, Connie was united in marriage to Duane L. Nelson in Lake Bronson, MN. They lived in Thief River Falls, MN and to this union two sons, Chad and Stuart and one daughter, Holly were born. In 1972 the family moved to a country home near Plummer, MN. Connie enjoyed her time as a housewife and mother. She also volunteered as a Bible school teacher, helped with Boy Scouts, and Women’s Aglow Christian Fellowship, as well as other activities. After her children were older, Connie worked as a Nanny for two very special little girls.

Connie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, going for rides, and especially being a support to others in need. She was a very kind, caring, sweet, understanding and forgiving person. She enjoyed sharing her faith and spirit with friends and even strangers.

Survivors include her son, Chad (Janelle) Nelson of Thief River Falls, MN; daughter, Holly (Derek) Druse of Thief River Falls, MN; son, Stuart (RaeAnn) Nelson of Hugo, MN; grandchildren, Holden O’Neill, Wyatt Michael and Ellie Carolynn Nelson; brothers, Billy Olson of Karlstad, MN, Tom (Paulette) Olson of Karlstad, MN and Jerry (Susan) Olson of Grand Forks, ND; and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by husband, Duane; her parents, Luverne and Ineta Olson; and sister-in-law, Margie Olson.

 

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