Audrey A. Nelson

Audrey A. Nelson, of Thief River Falls, formerly of Lake Bronson, passed away October 1st, 2018 at the age of 87, at Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Bronson, with interment following at Riverside Cemetery in Lake Bronson.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Audrey Soderfelt was born September 25, 1931 to Axel and Agnes (Stenquist) Soderfelt in Teien Township, Kittson County. She attended country school in her elementary days and graduated from Kennedy High School in 1949. She was baptized and confirmed at the Teien Mission Covenant Church.
In 1950, Audrey married Roy Gustavson. They had 2 children, Janet and Bruce. Roy died from complications of heart surgery in 1957.
In 1958, Audrey met and married Earl Nelson. They had a daughter Julie. Earl passed away in 2008 of cancer.
Audrey was a woman of talent and wisdom. She was an excellent artist and was a part of establishing Artists Unlimited. She worked for Northwest Community Action, taught classes on taking the postal exam and spent time as City Clerk in Lake Bronson.
Audrey worked side by side with Earl on the farm. She was a wonderful cook and hostess and enjoyed the challenge of learning something new. Her door was always open. She was a loyal friend and gave freely, with both hands, even if only one was needed.
Audrey leaves behind her son, Bruce (Lynnette) Nelson, of St. Hilaire and a daughter, Julie (David) Helm, Thief River Falls; beloved grandchildren, Jon (Nicole) Gustavson, Chandra Misson, Jennifer (James) Rowley, Brandon (Suzanne) Nelson, Melissa (Toby) Ferguson, Bryn (Sarah) Nelson, Jesse (Kelsey) Helm and Brandy Helm; 14 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Richard Bjorlie and sister, Ardyce Woinarowicz. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and family who loved her dearly.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Roy and Earl; daughter, Janet; brothers and their wives, Gerald (Harriet), Morris, LeRoy, and Merle (Delores); sister, Norma Nelson and her husband, (Floyd).
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