Delores Sell

Delores Sell

Delores SellDelores Jean Sell, age 87 of Walnut Grove, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Avera McKennan Medical Center in Sioux Falls.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 18 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Visitation will be 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday at Walnut Grove Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. A private family burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Delores Jean Sell was born December 29, 1931 to Emanuel and Helen (Montgomery) Nelson in Windom, Minnesota. She attended Windom Public School and then graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1950 as a Salutatorian. On June 3, 1950, Delores married Richard “Bud” Sell in Westbrook. After, the couple moved to Hartley, Iowa, where Delores worked at Fairmont Foods.  In 1953, Delores and Bud returned to Westbrook, where they bought the filling station, farmed for four years and Delores worked at the Westbrook State Bank.  The couple moved to Walnut Grove in 1957 and they bought the Sell Brothers implement business, which they operated until 1998.  Delores was a very active member of the English Lutheran Church.  She was on Circle, the WELCA board and in the past she served on the church council.  Delores was a member of the Walnut Grove City Council and Lake Shetek Lake Association.  She was a wonderful cook and avid reader. Delores enjoyed playing cards, golfing and pontoon rides.  She would winter in Arizona and enjoyed traveling across the world.  Delores loved attending all of her grandchildren’s school events.

Delores is survived by her children: Ric (Lisa) Sell, Debra (Rich) Martius, Kathy (Loren) Knakmuhs all of Walnut Grove, and Jim (Lynnelle) Sell of Medina; grandchildren: Tim, Staci, Ben, Jackie, Ashley, Joshua, Jordan, Ty & Drew; 11 great grandchildren; sisters: Pat Hansen of Walnut Grove, Sandy (Ken) Anderson of Revere, and Mary (Gerry) Leonard of Slayton; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Bud August 27, 2018.

11 thoughts on “Delores Sell”

  1. Digger and Dolly Phelps

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Delores. May your wonderful memories, the Love of God and friends bring your family peace and comfort at the difficult time.
    Digger and Dolly

  2. Thoughts and prayers come to you from Larry and Pat. We have great memories of both your Mom and Dad and the times spent with them at family gatherings. God Bless You all.

  3. My sincere sympathy to the whole family. I was lucky enough to work at Sell Bros off and on for many years- may your good memories sustain you at this tough time. God bless-

  4. So sorry Sell family for the recent loss of both your parents. I’m so glad I got to have her cookies one last time at Drew’s graduation and that I got to take pictures of them. Love and prayers to you all.

  5. I am very sorry to hear of Delores’s passing. She was always very friendly. I am thinking of the Sell family.

    Maureen Wiecks

  6. So many years so many family functions with our grandparents, Uncle, aunts and Nielsen/Nelson. We were so fortunate to have such a family. I especially enjoyed the times I would see Bud &Delores in Walnut Grove and Apache Junction. I was always proud to say, “They are my cousins.” Those times are burned into my memory as is the friendship and support of my family including my many wonderful Cousins. God bless you all. You have my most sincere sympathy.

  7. So sorry to see the loss of your mother so soon after your dad passed. It was always a pleasure to see her smiling face and hear her soothing voice greeting me. I am sorry that I couldn’t make it to share this time with all of our
    family members that made it to the service.

    God Speed,

    John Paden

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