Elizabeth M. Nelson, age 82, of 1123 Delta Avenue; Gladstone, died Monday, February 7, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She had been wonderfully cared for in recent times at LakeView Assisted Living in Gladstone.
Elizabeth was born September 2nd, 1922 in Gladstone, the daughter of John and Selma (Lindahl) Nelson and was a lifelong Gladstone resident.
After graduating from the Gladstone High School in 1939, she attended Augustana School of Nursing in Illinois and received her degree in nursing care in 1944. She was employed at Harper and Grace Hospital in Detroit for a brief period of time before beginning her employment at Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming. Elizabeth subsequently relocated to Jamestown, New York and worked at the City Hospital before returning to Gladstone in 1947.
She became the supervisor of nursing at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba and in 1950 Elizabeth began her long career as a school nurse for the Gladstone School System. She retired in 1984.
Elizabeth Nelson was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Gladstone and had been active in the Gladstone Senior Citizens for many years. She enjoyed her friends and family and was especially proud of her Swedish ancestry. In addition, she enjoyed her family home and had been quietly generous to numerous deserving people through the years.
Survivors include, several cousins, some of which are located in Sweden and by friends who were like family to Elizabeth.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Nelson, in 1959 and by her mother, Selma, in 1987.
Visitation and viewing for Elizabeth M. Nelson will be held on Thursday, February 24th at the First Lutheran Church from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Services celebrating her Elizabeth