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Doris Edna Nelson, 92

Doris Edna Nelson was born June 11, 1918 in Lignite, ND. to the late Elsworth and Clara (Wallen) Haines.  Doris and her family moved shortly after to Northhome, MN. where she attended school and grew to womanhood.  Following school Doris moved to California where she worked for a brief period before returning to Northhome to help with her family’s logging work for a number of years.  Doris worked at the Minneapolis-Moline defense plant in Minneapolis during WWII, eventually returning to the Northhome area.  On a trip to meet with some of her relatives in the Strathcona area she met her future husband, Harry Nelson.  She and Harry were united in marriage on March 28, 1947 in Thief River Falls and the two made their home in the Strathcona community for 2 years.  Doris and Harry moved back to the Northhome community to help care for her  ailing father and then returned to the Stathcona community, purchasing their farm in 1952, where they made their home, farmed, raised dairy cattle, and cared for their growing family.  Harry passed away in  September of 1999 and Doris continued to make her home on their farm for a year before moving to the Royal Manor Apartments in Middle River.  Doris made her home in Middle River for 6 years before entering LifeCare Greenbush Manor in Greenbush where she passed away at the age of 92 years, 6 months, and 7 days.
Doris was a longtime member of Gustav Adolph Lutheran Church in Strathcona, where she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  She enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, loved to cook and bake, quilting at home and with her many friends at Gustav Adolph church where they would send their quilts to missions around the world, growing food for her table in her garden, loved flowers and growing beautiful gladiolas in her yard.  She and Harry loved to get in their car and go for rides around the area, stopping to visit with their many relatives, friends, and neighbors.
Doris is survived by her daughter Carol (Mark) Ennenga of St. Louis Park, MN. and her two sons: Ron (Bonnie) of Alberton, MT and Duane Nelson of Strathcona, her 4 grandchildren: John and Megan Ennenga and Christopher and Brittany Nelson, and 5 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded  in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.

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