Helen Marie (Sweet) Nelson

Born: Tue., Sep. 23, 1913
Died: Thu., May 24, 2012


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., May 26, 2012
Location: Bayview Funeral Home

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., May 26, 2012
Location: Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home

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Helen Marie Nelson was born on September 23, 1913 to Lester and Carrie (Anderson) Sweet in Alden.  She grew up in the Alden area and attended school in Alden.  Helen went on to attend a 2 years at the Mankato Teacher’s College following high school.  On June 20, 1935 she was united in marriage to Leslie Nelson at Grace Lutheran Church Alden.  Helen worked at Ebert Plumbing in Alden then as a bookkeeper/admitting clerk for Naeve Hospital for over 30 years.  She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden and was active in circle and ladies altar guild.  Helen was also a member of the Alden Book Club.  She enjoyed reading, playing cards and doing word search puzzles.  Blessed be her memory.

Survivors include her brother, Howard Sweet; son, Charles W. (Rebecca) Nelson; daughter, Susan J. (Clifford) Staloch; grandchildren, Terry (Craig) Whelan, Laurel (Mark) Syvertson, Kari (Wade) Baseman, Christine (Blaine) McLaughlin, Michael (Jennifer) Staloch; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie; brothers-in-law, Gordon Thompson, Roger Nelson and Curtis Nelson; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Nelson Thompson and Maxine Schaudt Sweet; and nephew, Bradley Sweet.

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Donna Staloch
   Posted Fri May 25, 2012
Dear Sue & Family -
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Helen was such a wonderful, sweet lady and will be deeply missed. She''ll live on in the memories we all have of her. I''ll always remember her smile and her witty, wonderful sense of humor and laugh.
Love & hugs -

Ardis Pedersen
   Posted Fri May 25, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you all - sorry I can''''t be there for the memorial. But my thoughts & prayers are with you. Ardis Pedersen

Kathleen Lie
   Posted Sat May 26, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Helen''s passing. She was a dear sweet neighbor. I can still see her relaxing on the front porch while keeping an alert eye on all of us as we played kick the can out front. I talked with her at Trumbles the last time I was in Albert Lea. She was sharp and still had that little giggle I remember so well. Kathy (Helland) Lie

Jill (Rasmussen) Mathiason
   Posted Sun May 27, 2012
Our sincere sympathy to Chuck, Sue and families. I am so sorry that I could not be at the funeral. Helen was a dear friend of my mothers. I have many fond memories of her. She always had a smile for everyone and was so neat in appearance, always!

Jill and Glen Mathiason

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