Lorraine “Enie” Nelson age 90 of Westbrook passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at the Westbrook Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial is in Westbrook Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lorraine Nelson was born February 4, 1924 in Shetek Township, Murray County, Minnesota to Nels and Martha (Kvam) Erickson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Hoiland Lutheran Church. Enie attended country schools through 8th grade. On March 6, 1946 she married Howard Nelson. Together, Howard and Enie farmed and raised their family. In their younger years, they enjoyed dancing and went to many dances. Family was Enie’s biggest priority, and she always enjoyed family get-togethers. Enie enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and baking.
Enie is survived by her children: Marlene Rensink of Trinidad, CO, Keith Nelson of Westbrook, and Lyle (Gail) Nelson of Westbrook; grandchildren: Karen, Meredith, Ryan, Morgan, Brittany, Kelley, and Marcus; 8 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandchildren Derek and Teresa Rensink, sister, Bernice Rasmussen; and brothers: Norris, Howard, Lester, and Ernest Erickson.