Elna E. Nelson, age 79, of 401 Dakota Avenue; Gladstone died Monday evening, July 23rd, 2007 at home surrounded by many of her family members.
Elna was born February 26th, 1928 in Gladstone, the daughter of Andrew and Hilma (Basear) Anderson and was a life-long resident of Gladstone. After graduating from the Gladstone High School in 1946, she was employed at Alger-Delta Electric Cooperation and retired from there in 1980.
She married Glenn A Nelson July 9th, 1949 at First Lutheran Church of Gladstone. Glenn preceded her in death March 9th, 2005. Elna was an active member of the First Lutheran Church and was a member of the church choir for many years. In addition, she was a member of the
Elna was such a wonderful person. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was a gift.
Elna, what a dear lady! I always enjoyed your mom when she visited the library, where I use to work, to return the books she’d read and make her new selections. When the Friends of the Library was formed, both of your parents were active members, what a pleasure to work with both of them on projects, they have given so freely of their time and talents and shared their joy with their smiles that were always contagious!
Treasure her memories…I’ll always remember her for her Special K Bar’s recipe too!
Patti and Brian Anderson
Elna was the most caring, helpful person who was always there for everyone. And with a smile and a song–so full of life! We’ll miss her.
Thinking of all of you during this trying time.
Our sincere sympathy,
Jim and Maryce Farrell
Rapid River, MI
Lori and family, Ron and I would like you to know how very sorry we are for the loss of your mom. Our hope is that your wonderful memories of your mom will sustain you as you move forward. We pray that you will feel the Lord’s comfort in this most difficult time.
Ron & Bev Bissett