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Lucinda Nelson

Lucinda Nelson

Lucinda Agusta Nelson, 97, of Bemidji, MN died on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at Colleens Caring Hands in Bemidji, MN.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Clearwater Lutheran Church in Shevlin, MN with Pastor Jeremiah Holst officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Interment will be at Clearwater Lutheran Cemetery in Shevlin, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted with the arrangements.

Lucinda was born on November 6th, 1916 in Truman, MN, the daughter of Martin and Lena (Lubenow) Hinrichs. In 1921, the family moved to the Shevlin area. Lucinda worked at various housekeeping and cleaning jobs, most notably at the Lake Julia Sanitorium. Lucinda was united in marriage with Erwin Nelson on June 26, 1947 in Bemidji, MN, after which they took over the family farm. Erwin and Lucinda then had a son and a daughter, David and Arlys. Lucinda loved the farm and worked hard on it. She was filled with fond memories of it and loved to reminisce about it. She enjoyed having large vegetable gardens and loved her flower gardens. Lucinda adored her grandchildren and was always ready to babysit them. In 1984, Erwin and Lucinda sold the farm and moved to the Shevlin area. Erwin passed away in 2002. Lucinda moved to Colleens Caring Hands in 2010 in Bemidji, MN, where she received the most caring, kind, and loving care for the last years of her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Arlys (Tony Ricci) of Bemidji, MN; 3 grandchildren; 7 great great-grandchildren; her sister, Elenora Hanson of Shevlin, MN; numerous nieces and nephews; and her daughter-in-law, Adeline Nelson of Leonard, MN

She was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin Nelson; her son, David Nelson; her brother, Dick Hinrichs; her two sisters, Dorothy Sether and Ella Trisco; and her mother and father, Lena and Martin Hinrichs.

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