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Nina C. Ingvalson, 96

Nina C. Ingvalson, 96

Nina C. Ingvalson, 96, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at her home in Austin.

Nina Charlotte Kittelson was born to Carl and Nilanna (Wigtil) Kittelson on July 21, 1923, in Austin. She attended country school near Corning, Minnesota, and graduated from Austin High School. On July 31, 1941, Nina was united in marriage to Neil Ingvalson at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. They made their home on the family farm near Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, where she became a homemaker and a mother to their six children, for 37 years. Nina worked with Neil in the farming business. During retirement, Neil and Nina lived in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, for 24 years.  In 2002, they moved to Austin to be closer to family.

Nina loved music and had a beautiful voice.  She sang for weddings and funerals with her friend Ethel Christianson. Nina directed the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church Senior Choir for many years, selecting sheet music the choir enjoyed performing. She belonged to the ALCW, U of M Home Extension Club and the neighborhood 500 card club. Nina also enjoyed flower gardening, creating many beautiful gardens on their homestead, including swapping flower bulbs and plants with friends and family. She was a huge Minnesota Twins fan, celebrating both her 89th and 90th birthday at Target Field and watching most of the games at her home. Go Twins! Nina also loved thunderstorms and eagerly watched the many storms rolling outside her window.

Survivors include her children, Linda (Ronald) Beckman of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Cheryl Patterson of Sun City, Arizona, Lisa (Mark) Place of Owatonna, Minnesota, Cara (Frank) Clarke of Sarasota, Florida, and Brent (Jennifer) Ingvalson of Blooming Prairie; daughters-in-law, Diane Klein and Pam Ingvalson; close friend and caregiver, Chris Whalen; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Nilanna Kittelson; husband, Neil Ingvalson, in 2002; son, Naven Ingvalson; son-in-law, Mark Wiese; two brothers, Allen Kittelson and Harlan Kittelson; one sister, Avis Christianson; sister-in-law, Eileen Kittelson; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Christianson.

The family extends their sincere thank you to Chris Whalen (for six years of personal caregiving) and Seasons Hospice for their great care of Nina. Also, thank you to the Red Oak Grove Church Family for their thoughts and prayers for Nina and our family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery in rural Austin. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.