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Mildred M. Nielson, 82

Mildred "Millie" M. Nielson, 82, of Osakis, Minn., formerly of Waskish, died on Friday, April 6, 2007, at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minn.

Mildred "Millie" M. Nielson, 82, of Osakis, Minn., formerly of Waskish, died on Friday, April 6, 2007, at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minn.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Waskish Baptist Church in Waskish with Rev. Ed Anderson officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the Cease Family Funeral Home of Blackduck and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Kelliher.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Kosbau, Brian Kosbau, Craig Kosbau, Leonard Konecny, George Konecny Jr. and Calvin McKay.

She was born on Jan. 12, 1925, to August George and May Velma (Fairweather) Kosbau, on the family homestead in Waskish. She attended schools in Waskish and Kelliher and graduated from Kelliher High School in 1944. She worked a couple of years helping with the surveying with Beltrami County, and also at the Third Street Café in Bemidji for a while. She married Kenneth Nielson in 1946. They made their home in Tenstrike, where they owned and operated the Tenstrike Log Inn until 1952. They move to the Twin Cities and she worked as a waitress for Freddie's Café and the Blue Ox Cafe for many years. In 1960, they moved to Osakis, Minn., where she resided until the time of her death. In the Osakis area she worked as a waitress in many places and the last few years she worked as a health aide.

She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, gardening and rug making.

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She is survived by her brother, Kenneth Kosbau of Coon Rapids, Minn.; and numerous other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her husband; and sister, Irene Konecny.

Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com.

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