Luella Nelson, age 98, of Hutchinson, formerly Cosmos, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos with interment in the Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 12:00-2:00 P.M., two hours prior, all at the church.
Luella Augusta Nelson was born on December 7, 1920, in Kimball, Minnesota. She was the daughter of August and Anna (Mielke) Hoeft. Luella was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth at Kimball United Methodist Church. She received her education in Kimball, and was a graduate of the Kimball High School Class of 1939.
On November 22, 1941, Luella was united in marriage to Harris Nelson at Kimball United Methodist Church. This marriage was blessed with two children, Linda and Dale. Luella and Harris resided on their farm in Cosmos until retiring in 1975. They shared 54 years of marriage until Harris passed away in 1996.
Luella was a loving homemaker and farm wife to her husband and children. Luella was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aide group in Cosmos. She was also a member of the Cosmos Senior Club, the Birthday Club, and Senior Meals.
Luella enjoyed embroidering, baking, and watching her grandchildren play sports, especially hockey. She also enjoyed being at the lake and vacationing in Florida. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
When Luella needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson on May 25, 2017. She passed away there on Friday, October 4, 2019, at the age of 98 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Luella is survived by her:
Children, Linda Martin and her husband, Rich, of Hutchinson, MN,
Dale Nelson and his wife, Samitra, of Essex Junction, VT;
Grandchildren, Jill Croatt and her husband, Paul, of Hutchinson, MN,
Jeff Martin and his wife, Dana, of Andover, MN,
Justin Martin and his wife, Kasandra, of Hutchinson, MN,
Ben Nelson of VT,
Nate Nelson of VT;
Great Grandchildren, Joey Croatt, Eli Croatt, Noah Martin, Caden Martin, and Tysen Anderson;
Many other relatives and friends.
Luella is preceded in death by her Husband, Harris Nelson; Parents, August and Anna Hoeft; Siblings, Erwin Hoeft, Martin Hoeft, Evelyn Abbott, Helen Olson Laitinen, Beatrice Lee, Alice Root, and Carly Hoeft; and Special Friend, Marvin Hackbarth.