Obituaries for March 14, 2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 14, 2003

Esther R. Nelson, 84

Esther R. Nelson, 84, of Austin, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at her home.

She was born March 25, 1918, in Windom Township, to Edward and Marie (Strobach) Schumacher.

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On March 21, 1941, she married Lyle L. Nelson in Osage, Iowa.

Esther was a retired employee of Hormel Foods, having worked in various departments. She enjoyed her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Lyle Nelson, Austin; daughter, Kay DeLaMater, Austin; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Arnold (Cis) Schumacher, Minneapolis; sisters, Lillian (Jack) Flynn, Austin; Leona (Don) Mattice, Austin; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today, March 14, 2003, at the funeral home and Saturday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Harold Deye officiating. Casket bearers will be Manly Jensen, Thomas Flynn, Hiram Jensen, Steven Flynn, Eugene Nelson, Robert Taylor, Jeff Flynn, Jim Mattice, Joe Mattice, Tim Flynn, Adam Downey, Christopher Heimsness and Galen Knotts.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.