The Free Press, Mankato, MN


January 14, 2013

Barbara J. Nelsen

  Barbara J. Nelsen, age 77 of Mankato, died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at her home.

  Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at Hosanna Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery.   Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Thursday at Landkamer Johnson-Boman Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

  Barbara Joan was born October 13, 1935 to Lewis and Harriette (Porter) Larson in Des Moines, IA.  Barbara was united in marriage to Louis Nelsen, Sr. on August 7, 1954; together they owned and operated Nelsen's Boat Landing in Madison Lake from 1979 to 1989.  She worked for Manske Bus Service as a special needs driver from 1990 to 2002.  Barbara was a great mother, grandmother, and friend.  Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.  

  Barbara is survived by her children, Viette (Warren) Schull, Faith (Mark) Worrell, Louis Jr. (Amy); grandchildren, Mikki (Jake), Nicole (Darin), Lindsey (Aaron), Corey, Dani, MacKenzie, Leila, Felicia; one great-grandchild due in June; sisters, Judy (Sam), Mary and Cheri (Charles).

  Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Harriette; husbands, Louis Sr. and Harvey; and siblings: Gary, Kenny, and Betty.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Brian James Rykhus

    Brian James Rykhus, 48, of Houston, MN formerly of Mankato, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

    July 27, 2014

  • Gerald Donelan.JPG Gerald Gordon Donelan

    GERALD GORDON DONELAN, age 85 of Waseca, died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty J. Menden

      Betty J. Menden, 88, of Shakopee, died Saturday, July 26, at the Gardens of St. Gertrude's, Shakopee.

    July 26, 2014

  • John Graif.JPG John Hennessey Graif

    John Hennessey Graif, age 88, of Mankato, died peacefully Monday, February 24, 2014 at Laurel's Peak with family by his side.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ella Dumdei.JPG Ella H. Stubbs Dumdei

      Ella H. Stubbs Dumdei, age 94, of Pembroke Pines, Florida and formerly of Janesville, died peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014 at her home.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roger 'Butch' Westphal

      Roger "Butch" Westphal,  68, of Waterville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home.

    July 26, 2014

  • Melba Katterhagen

    Melba Katterhagen, 82, of Waseca, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Lakeshore Inn in Waseca.

    July 26, 2014

  • Rachel VanHorn

     Rachel VanHorn, 71, of Amboy, died on Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 25, 2014

  • pauline halvorson.JPG Pauline Halvorson

       Pauline Halvorson, age 98 of Mankato, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • DeLores Porter.JPG DeLores (Christensen) Porter

     DeLores (Christensen) Porter, Beloved Mother and Grandmother, age 85, of Mankato, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Keystone Communities in Mankato.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo