Gwen Nelson


Tracy Area Funeral Home – Tracy MN


Gwen Nelson

Gwen Nelson age 79 of Tracy passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center. 

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 14 at Tracy Lutheran Church. 

Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.  Private family burial will be at a later date. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gwen was born November 28, 1932 in Dundee, MN to Lloyd and Leone (Duncan) Nimerfro.  She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook.  Gwen graduated from Westbrook High School in 1950.  On December 5, 1950 she was united in marriage to Strann Nelson at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Together the couple settled in the Tracy area.  Gwen worked at the Tracy Greenhouse for 35 years.  She was a member of Tracy Lutheran Church and was active in the Circle.  Gwen enjoyed playing cards and belonged to a couple of card clubs.  She also enjoyed doing word puzzles, cooking and baking.  She loved camping and going on vacation, and visiting with family and friends.

Gwen is survived by her daughter Paula Nelson and son Brent Nelson, both of Tracy; nephews Joel and Gary, niece Mary; “special grandchildren” Aaron and Nathan and their families; other relatives and many close friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Strann, sister Bev, and brother Keith. 


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