Private family funeral services celebrating the life of Janet LaMoi Nelson, age 80 of Waite Park will be 2PM, Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Pastor Kristen Anderson will officiate and burial will take place at a later date. Janet died peacefully at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her family Monday afternoon. There will be a gathering prior to the service starting at 1PM, Sunday afternoon at the church. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of St. Cloud.Janet was born July 4th, 1932 in Condi South Dakota to John and Effie Mae (Ritzman) Walton. She lived most of her childhood in Mitchell SD, but after her marriage to Gerald Nelson on August 30, 1952 in Mitchell, moved to White Bear Lake. She worked as a nurse her entire life. She began her career as an RN at the Gillette Children’s Hospital; later she became the Director of Nursing at two different nursing homes, and most recently was a nurse at the Lino Lakes Correctional Facility where she worked her last 18 years before finally retiring in 1993. After retiring, the couple travelled and moved to Mission, TX where they enjoyed their retirement before moving back to Minnesota to be close to family. Janet was always known for having a very compassionate heart and always felt a great need to give what she could to the underprivileged. Janet is survived by her loving husband of sixty years Gerald Nelson Sr., Waite Park; her children Gerald B. (Linda) Nelson Jr., Waite Park; Jaymie (Scott) Kraker, Lakeville; Jandra (Tim) Birr, Vadnais Heights, her seven grand children, and two great-grandchildren, and her siblings, Dr. Jerry (Pat) Walton, Sioux Falls; James Walton, Mandan ND; Jonni (Dale) Olson, Phoenix; and many special nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her parents Effie Mae and John Walton and her beloved great-grandson Charlie Nelson.
Schedule and Information
There will be a gathering prior to the service from 1-2PM, Sunday, September 16th at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud
Salem Lutheran, St. Cloud
Private family funeral services celebrating the life of Janet LaMoi Nelson, age 80 of Waite Park will be 2PM, Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Pastor Kristen Anderson will officiate and burial will take place at a later date.
Salem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud