Becky Ann Nielsen, of Mora, died peacefully at her home on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. She was 61 years old.

She was the third child of Ronald and Betty (Moody) Mortenson. She came into this world Aug. 3, 1960, a happy healthy beautiful baby girl.

Shortly after her birth her family moved to Blaine where she spent her childhood tormenting her younger brothers through school, egging on the nosey neighbor’s while smoking candy cigarettes as she walked passed their windows, and her teenage years hanging out at Woolworth’s (wink) with friends.

After graduating from Blaine Senior High in 1978, she was united in marriage to Edwin “Rick” Steffy. They had a daughter, Kristy, together. In 1985 she married a second time to Todd Nielsen having two more children, Jennifer “Nifer,” and Christopher. After tried and failed attempts, her children took her main focus.

In 1998 following her parents (she always was a daddy’s girl) she moved her family to Mora to get on with small town life.

After the move to Mora she continued to work at DSI in Arden Hills for a few more years. She also got a weekend job at Coborns. She was usually the blonde with the bright smile on register one (She always said it was cause she was the fastest cashier in the land.) 

Eventually the drive to Arden Hills got to be too much, and that’s when she found her new home (job) at Advanced Telemetry Services in Isanti. She loved every last one of her work family. They made the time she couldn’t spend with her grandkids bearable.

After her kids were grown and moved away, she gave herself to her grandkids. The adventures they had, and the memories made will last them a lifetime.

She was one of the most genuine, fun loving, generous, thoughtful people you would have had the pleasure of meeting. Please remember her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; father, Ronald A. Mortenson; sisters, Vicky and Deborah Mortenson; daughter, Jennifer “Nifer” Nielsen; and granddaughter, Lindsey “Lu” Klink.

She is survived by her mother, Betty Mortenson; brothers, Greg and Dan Mortenson; children, Kristy and Christopher Nielsen; grandchildren, Taytum, Levi and Kennedy Klink and Amya and Simon Nielsen; as well as many other family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at Kev’s Depot in Mora. We’ll provide the food, you bring the memories.

Arrangements by Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at

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