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Hilda ‘Hildur’ Nelsen

January 11, 2013
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE, MI - Hilda Eleanor Nelsen, 96, of 358 Harrison Street, Marquette, went to be with the LORD on Tuesday, January 08, 2013, following a short time at Genesys Convalescent Center after a brief hospital stay. Hildur was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on January 27, 1916, the daughter of August and Hilda Suomula. Hildur graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1934 and the former St. Luke's School of Nursing in 1937. On July 29, 1939 she married Harry Karl Nelsen and they celebrated sixty-seven years of marriage prior to Harry's death in March, 2007. Employed by St. Luke's, then Marquette General Hospital, ultimately serving as Head Nurse on the Medical Unit, Hildur retired in 1979 after 23 years. She loved being a nurse and readily shared those skills with family, friends and in post- retirement volunteer work. She especially enjoyed traveling to Finland twice, to Florida for many winters, and countless day-trips with Harry and friends, enjoying the beauty of the Upper Peninsula.



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