Elia J. NelsonElia J. Nelson, 68, of Cedar, died Sept. 26, 2011, at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Elia J. Nelson, 68, of Cedar, died Sept. 26, 2011, at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Elia was born Nov. 24, 1942, in Pula, Yugoslavia, to Maria Ostman Jakovcic. She grew up in Silver Bay and graduated from William Kelley High School.
On Sept. 5, 1967, Elia married Allen Roger Nelson in Watertown, S.D. She was proud of raising her five boys. Elia also loved traveling, especially to Mexico.
Elia is survived by her loving husband, Allen; five sons, Michael (Melissa) of Rogers, Mark (Vickie) of Nashwauk, Allen (Jessica) of Rochester, Chad (Evonne) of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Christopher (Kim) of Nashwauk; mother, Maria Ostman of Finland; by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and by many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1415 Sixth Ave S., in Anoka. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to Trinity Episcopal Church. Cremation arrangements were with Strike Funeral Home, Isanti Chapel.