Thief River Falls - Ida J. Nelson, 87, died on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 23, at Zion Lutheran Church, with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Casket bearers included Jim Larson, Philip Rondorf, Bob Magner, Richard Peterson, Ken Ose, Sam Cork and Todd Kezar. Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
Ida Johnson was born on February 10, 1918 in Kratka Township, Pennington County, to Hans and Almida (Swanson) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church. She attended school in Kratka Township at Meadowlark School, Northrup School, and Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls.
Ida was united in marriage to Curdis Edward Nelson on June 25, 1944. The couple lived in Thief River Falls until 1970 when Curdis retired. Curdis and Ida spent their winters in the south and summers at their lake home at Springsteel, near Warroad and in later years they returned to Thief River Falls.
Ida enjoyed fishing, flowers, reading, shopping, rummage sales, television, traveling, listening to the radio and winning prizes at stump the staff. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid, and Bible Study.
She is survived by her nephew: Richard (Delores) Peterson of Hallock; nieces, Brunelle (Bill) Rondorf of Thief River Falls, Joyce (Richard) Gunderson of Moorhead, Lois (Bob) Magner of Thief River Falls, Barbara (Mike) Wiener of Minneapolis, Carol (Jim) Larson of Newfolden, Beverly Friedberg of West St. Paul, Geraldine (Douglas) Rossow of Bloomington; sisters-in-law, Helen Olson, Violet (Bernie) Weigel, Lillian Klockman, all of Thief River Falls, Fern (Kenny) Liden of Underwood, Helen M. Nelson of Minneapolis, Betty Nelson of Townsend, Mont.; cousin, Eleanor Joyce of Thief River Falls; godsons, Philip Rondorf and Donovan Weigel; and many great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Ernest Johnson, Hilman Johnson and Morris Johnson; sisters, Harriet Peterson, Esther Peterson and Myrtle Pederson.