Janet Nelson passed away peacefully on March 29, 2021 at Augustana Health Care Center after a short illness.
Memorial Service 2 PM Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. The service will be live streamed at https://zoom.us/j/99426830615?pwd=YnkrM2hxSzZmVHMv Meeting ID: 994 2683 0615 Passcode: Nelson
Janet was born July 26, 1947 in Cogswell, ND to Melvin and Mabel (Peterson) Nelson. In 1954 the family moved to a farm near Foreston, MN. She attended the school in Foreston through the 8th grade and then Milaca H.S. She worked various jobs in housekeeping and at Weymouth Farms packaging snacks and candy.
Janet loved spending time with her family at gatherings, especially at Christmas and the annual Peterson family reunions. Watching her nephews and nieces grow up brightened her life. Janet's religious faith was very important to her and she attended for many years Northbrook Alliance and Crossroads Alliance churches.
Janet is survived by her siblings, Darlene(Tim)DeWitt, Gary(Dolores)Nelson, Ruth Johnson, and Faye Nelson and 6 nephews and 2 nieces. She's preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Mabel Nelson and brother-in-law, Don Johnson.
Our son recently passed away and of course you never expect to have to deal with this for your children so my wife and I were not only devastated but didn’t know what to do or where to turn next. Evans-Nordby was recommended to us by our Priest and I’m so glad he did. From the moment I talked to Tina on the phone I could tell we were in good hands as she took care of every detail. We met with her the next day and she went through all the aspects of what we were to expect in the coming days, weeks, then months ahead. Every employee we had contact with at Evans-Nordby was kind, compassionate and extremely professional. Thanks Tina and to all at Evans-Nordby for making an unbearable experience at least tolerable.