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 Irene H. “Harriet” <I>Shellum</I> Nelson

Irene H. “Harriet” Shellum Nelson

Minnesota, USA
Death 29 Oct 2011 (aged 95)
Saint James, Watonwan County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Watonwan County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 79573982 · View Source
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Irene "Harriet" Nelson
June 21, 1916 - October 29, 2011
Darfur, MN

Visitation: 9am until service time, Tuesday, November 01, 2011 at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James
Funeral Service: 10:30am, Tuesday, November 01, 2011 at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James
Interment: West Sveadahl Lutheran Cemetery, rural St. James

Harriet Nelson, age 95, of Darfur, died on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in St. James.

Irene Harriet Shellum was born June 21, 1916 at Fosston, MN, the daughter of Theodore and Anna (Oren) Shellum. She was united in marriage to Chester "Chet" H. Nelson at the Shellum farm in Adrian Township on March 16, 1947. They farmed near Sveadahl for a time, then moved to Darfur. She helped her husband with his carpentry business and cleaned houses. She loved gardening, fishing and watching the birds. She was a loving caregiver to her mother and her husband during their illnesses before their deaths. After Chester's passing, she lived alone in her home in Darfur until she was 94 years old. She moved into Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in St. James in December 2010.

She is survived by her son Murray of Darfur, 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, sisters Grace Barns of Evan, Marlis Schwartz of New Ulm, brother Lester Shellum of New Ulm, her son-in-law LaMonte Sterbuck and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband in 1992, her daughter Ardis in 1993 and sisters Arvis and Elaine and brothers Tollof and Walter.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Irene H. “Harriet” Shellum Nelson (21 Jun 1916–29 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79573982, citing West Sveadahl Cemetery, Watonwan County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .