Muriel Jeanette Nelson

Muriel Jeanette Nelson, 92, of Chetek, Wis., died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Meadowbrook at Chetek, where she resided for the past 10 years.

She was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., the daughter of Carl and Lola (Vance) Bygd. She was raised in Prairie Farm, where she attended school. She married Lawrence Nelson on Oct. 9, 1949, at Woodville Grace Lutheran Church in Connorsville, Wis. They were married for 60 wonderful years.

For many years, Muriel worked as a nurse’s assistant; she tended to the sick at Spooner Hospital and became the favorite of many patients. If Muriel wasn’t watching over patients at work, she was caring for her family. She loved being a mom and made sure her children were raised in a respectful Christian household. On a quiet day, she enjoyed a good book or listening to music. Her appreciation of music drew her to a desire to learn to play the organ.

Muriel will remain in the hearts of her children, Beth (Pastor Gary) Core, Larry (Danette) Nelson and Kevin Nelson; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; her sister, Irene Burch; and brothers/sisters-in-law Wally (Carolyn) Nelson and Jim Busch.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; children Dawn and Robbin; brother Phillip Bygd; and brothers/sisters-in-law Julian Burch, Jean (Richard) Kamm, Grace (Willard) Albrecht, Marie Geurkink, Jeanette Busch and Harold Fern.

Services are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St., Baldwin, Wis.; 715-684-3434.

A memorial service will be held in the spring (April 25) at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Woodville, Wis. Interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Hersey, Wis.

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