Carol Nelson, 86, of Willmar, died Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Compassionate Cottage in Willmar. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.
Carol Ann Nelson was born on August 22, 1935, in Willmar, MN, the daughter of Emil A. and Pearl (Berglund) Nelson. She grew up in Willmar, where she attended Garfield Elementary and Willmar High School, graduating in 1953. Carol was first employed by the Great Northern Railway in Willmar. She later moved to Minneapolis, where she was employed by John G. Kinnard Brokerage firm for many years before moving to Seattle, WA. Carol returned to work in Minneapolis before coming back to Willmar to retire. Following her retirement, she worked part time at the Eagles Club #2334 in Willmar.
Carol was a great aunt to her nieces and nephews. She spent a lot of time helping them with many projects like painting, cleaning, and babysitting. She never left their homes without dusting first. Carol also enjoyed many fun travel adventures with friends and family to Jamacia, Mexico, Hawaii, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Germany, and many, many weekend getaways to her nieces’ resorts.
In 2020, Carol moved to Compassionate Cottages where she made many new friends with the staff and continued to enjoy helping them with their projects, yes…..still dusting, word/jigsaw puzzles and knitting. Carol continued to share her ever loving quick wit and good humor with everyone.
She is survived by her brother, Clifford (Joanne) Nelson of Coon Rapids; sister, Jeanette (Philip) Fauchald of New London; sister, Sharon (Myles) Bredeson of Willmar; brother, Gary (Linda) Nelson of Andover; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert (Elisa) Nelson and Duane Nelson; an infant sister; one niece and one great nephew.
Carol will be missed by all who met and loved her.
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