Lois A. Nelson -- Rochester

November 28, 2018

Lois Arlene Nelson, 86, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at Shorewood Commons in Rochester.

Lois Thompson was born in Lanesboro on April 10, 1932, to Lars and Alvera (Bothun) Thompson. She graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1950. On Dec. 1, 1951, she was united in marriage to H.O. (Ordell) Nelson in Lanesboro. They lived in St. Paul, where she worked in the office of Fairway Foods, until they moved to Rochester. Then she was employed by the City of Rochester and MEA. She was a lifetime member to Lanesboro American Legion Aux and the Rochester Elks. She also enjoyed being with family and friends, spending time at their summer cabin at Grebbin Valley, south of Lanesboro, and Branson, Mo.

She is survived by her sister, Gloria (Norris) Nelson of Rochester; and brother, L. Gene (Jeanne) Thompson of Camarillo, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ordell Nelson; parents; sisters, Irene Strom and Dianna Horsley; brothers, Carl Thompson and Richard Thompson; and a brother and sister in infancy.

The family prefers memorials to the Alzheimer Association at https://www.alz.org/.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, with Pastor Lisa Kipp officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Laurie and staff at the Shorewood Reflections for the loving care they gave Lois. Also, thanks to Dr. Bowen at Mayo Clinic.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

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