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Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time: 9:30 to 10:30 A.M.

Location: St. Columbanus Catholic Church - Blooming Prairie, Minnesota


Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time: 10:30 A.M.

Location: St. Columbanus Catholic Church - Blooming Prairie, Minnesota


Woodlawn Cemetery
Stewartville, Minnesota
(At A Later Date)



Anna L. Nelson, age 89 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota died Monday afternoon, January 19, 2015 at the Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.  Anna Lucille Heatherton was born November 22, 1925 in West Des Moines, Iowa to William R. and Margaret (Daniels) Heatherton.  Anna’s mother died when Anna was very young, so she was raised by Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly, Sr.  On January 16, 1945, she was united in marriage to Vernon Nelson in Decorah, Iowa, where the couple made their home before moving to Rochester, Minnesota. Anna worked as a waitress at the Kahler Coffee Shop in Rochester, and then was hired by Methodist Hospital where she worked with adolescent patients and later in orthopedics.  Vernon passed away in January 1994.  Following her retirement, Anna moved to Blooming Prairie, where she became a member of St. Columbanus Catholic Church.  She enjoyed the companionship of her cats, going dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Anna is survived by her children Marcia (Keith) Burfeind of Kimball, Minnesota and Mike (Patti) Nelson of Albert Lea, Minnesota; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents William and Margaret Heatherton, Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly Sr., her husband Vernon Nelson, her daughters Marleen Nelson and Mary Beckrich, and several brothers and sisters.

Memorial services at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, April 11th, 2015, at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie, with Father Steve Peterson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., Saturday, April 11th at the church. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville, Minnesota at a later date.  Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  In accordance with Anna’s wishes, her body will be donated to the Mayo Anatomical Bequest Program. 





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