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Shirley Ann Nelson

January 21, 1937 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 83)


Shirley Ann Nelson, 83, of Wadena, formerly of Brainerd, died at Comfort Care Cottages in Wadena.  A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Shirley was born January 21, 1937, in Pequot Lakes, the daughter of Hans William and Clara Sina (Peterson) Nelson.  After graduating from high school, Shirley began working as a seamstress.  She worked at Brainerd Garment, as well as few other manufacturing facilities when she and her sister, Lylla traveled and lived in a couple other states.  Shirley loved to visit with friends and was quite the social butterfly.  She enjoyed her part-time job as an Avon Lady for more than 20 years.  She was an avid reader.  Shirley and her niece, Autumn had a special bond and Shirley wasn’t shy with spoiling her.

Shirley will be missed by her sister, Darlene and niece, Autumn (Jake Heppner).  She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and sister, Lylla. 

Shirley’s family is grateful for the loving care provided by Adrian and Theresa Erickson of Comfort Care Cottages.

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