Audrey Nelsen, 90

Published 10:20 am Friday, January 11, 2013

Audrey Nelsen, 90, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Thorne Crest Retirement Center.

Audrey Nelsen

Audrey Kathryn (Jorgenson) Nelsen was born on Feb. 15, 1922, in Lyle, Minn., to Gustav and Emily (Volstad) Jorgenson. She lived in Lyle, Billings, Mont., and Hardin, Mont., during her school years and graduated from Lyle High School. During World War II she spent time working in Washington D.C., and on Feb. 23, 1951, she married Lawrence C. Nelsen in Albert Lea, Minn. They resided in Lyle and in Albert Lea.

Audrey was a homemaker and worked in housekeeping at the Holiday Inn in Albert Lea. She enjoyed sewing, reading and bowling.

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She is survived by her sons, Ernest (Mary Ann) Atchison, Lowell (Kathleen) Nelsen and Lawrence C. Nelsen Jr.; daughters, Linda (Darold) Johnston, Melody (Donald) Munden and Constance (Douglas) Kaminski; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Betty Nelson of Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Jane Jorgenson of Omaha, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; in-laws; two brothers; three sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law.

The memorial service for Audrey K Nelsen will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Matthew Griggs will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.