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Doris Elaine (Nelson) Hylle

October 19, 1925 ~ April 28, 2019 (age 93)

Doris E. Hylle, age 93 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at The Cedars of Austin. Doris Elaine Nelson was born on a farm near Lake Preston, South Dakota, to Mons and Carolyn (Spilde) Nelson on October 19, 1925. She completed school in Madison, South Dakota. Doris then moved to Minneapolis to attend Lutheran Bible Institute and moved to Austin, Minnesota to work as a parish secretary at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in 1946. She was united in marriage to Bernard A. Hylle on September 10, 1949 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Doris continued to work until the birth of her first child, Paul. Doris’s focus in life was her faith and her family. She was involved with many areas at the church including women’s groups, Bible study, and book study. Doris liked to travel and get together with her sister and family in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. She loved music, the Austin Artist Series, and band concerts that her children were involved in. Doris liked to make people feel important and was always very gracious, and welcoming with a smile and a wink on her face. Doris was well loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


Survivors include her children, Paul Hylle of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, Barbara Hylle of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Denise Hylle of Sheridan, Wyoming, John (Melody) Hylle of Owatonna, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Sam, Lauren, Audrey; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mons and Carolyn Nelson; husband, Bernard in 2003; brother, Myron (Margaret) Nelson; sister, Frances (George) Thompson.


Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota with Pastor Mark Niethammer officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Memorials can be directed to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church. The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the caring staff of The Cedars, Mayo Hospice, Sacred Heart, and Good Samaritan Society – Comforcare in Austin who gave such wonderful care to Doris.  Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Donations may be made to:

St. Olaf Lutheran Church
306 2nd St NW, Austin MN 55912
Tel: 1-507-433-8857

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