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Harriet Gertrude Nielsen

June 21, 1915 — October 26, 2016

A Celebration of Life for Harriet G. Nielsen, age 101, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Kent Otterman and Rev. Matt Hundley will officiate. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Harriet died on Wednesday, October, 26, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society, Albert Lea.

Harriet Gertrude Nielsen was born June 21, 1915 in Bricelyn, the daughter of Andrew and Minnie (Wangen) Olson.  She grew up in Albert Lea, attending school there.  On August 2, 1938, Harriet was united in marriage to Enok Henry Nielsen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and participated in the Ladies’ Circle.  Harriet liked cross-stitch, needlework, bowling, selling Avon, playing card games and Rummikub. Her favorite game during the past ten years was Bunco, played daily with Denny and Jo and Lou!!  She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. Harriet also loved to dance and her and her husband won several dance contests.  Singing herself to sleep was very comforting for her in her last few years, too.

Harriet is survived by her daughter, Jo Nielsen-LaCore and husband Harry; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Enok; daughters, Janelle in infancy and Jan Askildson; sons, Ronnie, Enok Jr., and Denny; sisters, Madelyn and Alice; brothers, Donald, Kenneth, and Lowell.

She will be truly missed by many as she was such a blessing to anyone who met her.  Until we meet again, we will have her beautiful memories stored in our hearts.
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