October 24, 1940 - November 21, 2014


Delores “Dee” Nelson, 74, of Staples, MN died Friday, November 21, 2014 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples, MN. Memorial service for Delores will be 11:00 AM, Monday, November 24, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, MN, with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00-5:00 PM, Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, MN.

Delores was born October 24, 1940 in Madison, MN to Henry and Clara Alma (Eidem) Djonne. She graduated from Marietta High School. After finishing business school, she worked for NSP. Dee was united in marriage to John “Jack” Nelson on September 7, 1963 in Clinton, MN. They moved to Staples in 1969.Dee returned to school and obtained her LPN license, while raising a family. She went on to work for Brainerd Medical Center and Lakewood Health System. In 1994 they moved to East Battle Lake. They returned to Staples in 2004. Dee was very active in her church chapel choir, Evangelism Committee and Praise Group. She enjoyed music, being a rep for Mary Kay, reading, movies, travel, and especially spending time with her family and her grandchildren. She was known for her sweet disposition and giving nature.

Dee is survived by her husband, John “Jack”; children, Jackie (Chad) Campbell of Paynesville, MN, Todd (Susan Galloway) Nelson of Jamestown, ND, Heidi (Kai) Brings of Staples, MN; brother Howard (Bernice) Djonne; grandchildren, Jared, Kjerstin, and Claire Campbell, Toni, Ari and Alex Brings; sister in law, Marcile Djonne; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Betty, Lorraine; brothers, Virgil, Roger and Merlyn. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples, MN.