Graveside services for Nellie Palmquist, age 82, of Foreston, will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 11 AM at Forest Hill Cemetery in Milaca with Rev. Joyce Slostad officiating. A visitation and luncheon will follow at Milaca United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a donation to your favorite charity.
Nellie was born on March 14, 1933 at home by Oak Park, Minnesota to Oley and Tillie Freese. She was the youngest of 5 children. Nellie attended school in Milaca. She was united in marriage to Louie Palmquist on March 18, 1950. Nellie was a homemaker for all of her life. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and did lots of canning over the years. She loved to cook and bake and always had the coffee pot on and treats to eat if someone stopped by for a visit. She made the best buns! Nellie liked to play cards and games, she was quite competitive. She also loved to crochet and made numerous scarves and hats in the last few years. She and Louie also liked to travel and visited many states on their adventures and would have liked to visit Alaska for a second time. Nellie enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be deeply missed. One of the last things she said was “I lived a good life”.
Nellie passed away August 24, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital at the age of 82. She is survived by her children, David (Lu) of Foreston, Kathy (Roxanne O’Brien) of Zimmerman, Linda VanHeel of Zimmerman, Nancy Millam of Foreston, Shirley (John) Watson of Pine River, Richard (Kaye) of Big Lake, grandchildren, Erica, Nick, Molly, Jason, Nathan, Christopher, Tina, Dustin, Sara, Jennifer, Shanna and Justin, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by sister-in-laws, Ardelle Palmquist, Marilyn Palmquist, Margaret Freese, Nancy Freese, Grace Mark, and brother-in-law, Edwin (Delores) Palmquist and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nellie was preceded in death by husband, Louie, grandson, Joshua Pearson, great- grandson, Tony Clinton, sister, Martha Schaefer and husband Clem, brothers, Melvin, Jim and wife Adeline, and Harvey Freese, brother-in-laws, Gene and Nels Palmquist and Dave Mark.