Elizabeth Nelson, 92 of Arlington died Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Avantara Arlington in Arlington.

Elizabeth Nelson was born December 19,1927, in Huron, SD, the daughter of Lester and Frances (Hyde) Wallenfelt. In 1936 her family moved to Watertown, where she attended school and graduated from Watertown High School in 1945. She attended Carleton College in Northfield, MN for 2-1/2 years. In 1949 she married John Nelson in Watertown. In 1954 they moved to Arlington, where they purchased Nelson Drug and have resided ever since, having the home where they raised their family for 65 years.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting, counted cross-stitch, reading, playing bridge and dominoes, bowling, golfing, and spending time with her family and friends. The fifty years they spent at Lake Poinsett were especially enjoyable. She loved traveling adventures and sailing with her friends and children in the Caribbean.
Elizabeth is survived by her children: Kathy (Mahlon) Gray, Tulsa,OK; Julie (Craig) Seas, Arlington; Nancy (Curt) Cutler, Sioux Falls; Dave (Jolene) Nelson, Rochester, MN; grandchildren: Matthew (Casey) Gray, Megan (fiancé Tom Younger) Gray, Jesse Seas, Rachel Seas, Adam Cutler, Anna (Aaron) Himrich, Andrew (Mariah) Nelson, Eric Nelson, and beloved Alex Cutler, who greeted her at the gates of Heaven; step-grandson: Mahlon Summers (Toni). She was blessed with five great-grandchildren: Landon Steffensen, Paisley and Sloane Gray, Mackenzie Himrich, Aubrey Nelson; and five step-great-grandchildren: Colby, Caleb, Conner, and Colton Summers and Brant Norrid.
She was preceded in death by John, her husband and best friend of 68 years, her parents, two sisters Mary Welch and Helen Winjum, and brother Paul Wallenfelt.
Services for Elizabeth will be Thursday, June 11 at 11:00am at the Johnson Henry Funeral Home for immediate family only. Internment will be at the Arlington Cemetery for extended family and friends at 11:30am.  Memorials maybe directed to the Arlington United Methodist Church.

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