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Verna Nelson

June 28, 1917-Jan. 27, 2012

Verna I. Nelson was born June 28, 1917 in Dahlen, N.D., and died January 27, 2012 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Verna was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Prior to moving to Arizona, she was an English teacher and an active member of her Lutheran church in Minnesota. Her greatest joy was her family.

She is survived by her four children, Carole (Gene) Lothes, Joyce (Robert) Knodell, Linda (Jon) Schneider and David (Franky) Nelson; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one sister, Vivian Kelly.

Her husband, Melvin, preceded her in death.

The family wishes to thank Verna's caregivers at Silver Bells Group Home and Hospice of the Valley for the loving and compassionate care they gave our mother.

Memorial services are being planned for a future date.