Barbara Nelson, 81Barbara Clair Nelson, age 81, of Hastings, passed away Dec. 14.
Barbara Clair Nelson, age 81, of Hastings, passed away Dec. 14.
She was born in Hastings on Jan. 4, 1931, to Aloysius and Vernice (Frey) Stevens. She married Walter R. Nelson on July 25, 1953, while they were both serving in the US Navy. Barbara was a retired Dakota County employee.
She was preceded in death by husband, Walter; sisters, Rita Nelson and Phyllis Doffing.
She is survived by sons, Robert (Doreen), Steven (Geri), Jeff (Janny); daughter, Jackie (Barry) Pioske; grandchildren, Jacob (Rebecca), Jesse, Micki (Ben), Nancy (Russ), Becky (Tim), Gretchen (Josh), Chris (Emily), Josh (Chelsea), Michelle (Mike), and Bryce (Maria); great-grandchildren, Linsey, Carter, Connor, Kate, Charlie, and Madi; siblings, Pat (Benny) O'Brien, Mary Stevens, and Jerry Stevens; other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Wise Family Funeral Home, and 1 hour prior to service. Private interment at Lakeside Cemetery.
To sign the guestbook online and to view the memorial video, visit www.wisefamilyfh.com. The Wise Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, 651-437-3752.