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Nesset, Ray -- 1909 - 1999

NESSET, ANDERSON, BAKKE, SUNDIN, BROWN, OLSON, MOEN, EANETTA

Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 6/7/2010 at 08:34:31

Decorah, Iowa Public Opinion newspaper, Tuesday, May 25, 1999.

Ray Nesset

Ray Nesset, 89, of Lake Lillian, Minn., died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia, Minn.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 20, at 2 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian, with the Rev. Lloyd Tobiasen officiating. Lorraine Flann was the organist.

Casket bearers were Bill Sundin, Gene Sundin, Galen Sundin, Clarence Brown, Dale Olson and Lee Quernemoen.

Burial was at the Lake Lillian Community Cemetery. The K-M Funeral Home of Lake Lillian handled arrangements.

Ray was born Aug. 23, 1909, in Charles Mix County of South Dakota, the son of Henry and Tillie (Anderson) Nesset. He grew up in Iowa, where he attended school in Decorah.

He served in the United States Army from Sept. 20, 1942 until Oct. 23, 1943.

Ray was united in marriage with Myrtle Bakke July 21, 1973. Following their marriage, they moved to Lake Lillian, Minn., where he worked as a mechanic and welder with the Hanson Silo Co.

He moved to the Olivia Healthcare Center's Alzheimer Unit March 1. Ray was an avid reader. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and taking long walks in the country.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle of Lake Lillian, Minn.; one son, Larry and Joan Nesset of Marion; four step-sons, Bill and Caroll Sundin of Faribault, Minn., John and Carolyn Sundin of Willmar, Minn., Gene and Carol Sundin of Eveleth, Minn., and Galen Sundin and special friend Peggy Crabb of Glencoe, Minn.; two step-daughters, Sally and Clarence Brown of Faribault, Minn., and Nancy and Dale Olson of Faribault, Minn.; two brothers, Arnold and Myrtle Nesset of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kenneth and Mary Nesset of Decorah; two sisters, Hazel Moen of Decorah and Dorothy Eanetta of Jacksonville, Fla.; 28 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Ray Nesset was preceded in death by his parents; his stepdaughter Violet; and several step-grandchildren.

Transcribed by an IA GenWeb Volunteer from obituaries found in the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society Library, Cresco, Iowa.


 

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