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Ruth Marie Nelson, 100, of Buffalo Lake

Ruth Nelson

Ruth Marie (Slipka) Nelson, age 100, of Buffalo Lake, formerly Glencoe, died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Buffalo Lake Health Care Center in Buffalo Lake. Memorial Service will be Wednesday, July 11, 11:00 a.m.. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with interment in the Glencoe City Cemetery.
Rev. Peter Adelsen will officiate and Yvonne Schuette will be the organist. Congregational Hymns will be “Amazing Grace” & “Beautiful Savior.
Ruth Marie (Slipka) Nelson was born on May 31, 1918, in St. Paul. She was the daughter of Henry and Rose (Korson) Slipka. Ruth was baptized as an infant on June 9, 1918, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Paul, and was later confirmed in her faith as an adult on February 8, 1948, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, by Pastor A. Streufert. She received her education at a country school near Stewart.
On March 29, 1940, she was united in marriage to Otto Flemming in Brookfield Township, rural Cosmos. After their marriage, the couple resided in Cosmos and Glencoe. The marriage was blessed with three children, Duane, Dale and Darlene.
On December 8, 1964, Ruth was united in marriage to Herb Nelson in Glencoe. After their marriage the couple resided in Glencoe.
Mrs. Nelson was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
She enjoyed playing bingo, and doing word find puzzles.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Ruth became a resident of the Buffalo Lake Health Care Center for 29 years.
Mrs. Nelson is survived by her sons, Duane (Su) Flemming of Coon Rapids and Dale (Judy) Flemming of Alexandria; grandchildren, Deb (Randy) Husser of Rochester, Jim (Judy) Flemming of Hutchinson, Jason Flemming of Monticello, Susan (Tony Sipe) Flemming of Coon Rapids, Chris (Hanna) Flemming of Lewisville, Texas, Jenny (Jim) Lamb of Alexandria, Laurie (Mark) Ratajesak of Rose City; 15 great- grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, LouElla Benson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Rose Slipka; first husband, Otto Flemming; second husband, Herb Nelson; daughter, Darlene (Flemming) Draeger; son-in-law, Arnold Draeger; siblings, Helen Lange, Rose Westphal, Harry Slipka; Stepson, Rueben Flemming.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.mcbride