Evelyn Ida Nelson, of Braham, died on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at her home. She was 87 years old.
She was born on March 26, 1934, in Maple Ridge Township, to parents John and Marie (Roeder) Onifer. She was confirmed at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church. She attended the Day School through the eighth grade and then graduated from Braham High School in 1952. After high school, she worked as a telephone operator at the Braham Telephone office for two years.
On Sept. 25, 1954, she was united in marriage to Stanley Nelson at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church. She worked at the Braham Bank for over 35 years before retiring. Over the years, she volunteered countless hours at the Braham Schools, ARC and as the Pie Day treasurer.
She was an active member of the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church and served as financial secretary, Sunday school teacher, women’s circle, alter guild, quilting circle and as treasurer for the Sunday school and Women Helping Others.
She enjoyed bowling, golfing, crocheting and quilting. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Larry Onifer.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley; children, Karen (Stanley) Stelzer, Nancy, Kurt (Lucy), and Duane (Cathy); grandchildren, Shawn, Kristy, Brandon, Anna, Jennifer, Scott, Tim and Michael; nine great-grandchildren; brother, William “Bill” Onifer; sister, Irene “Susie” (Ronald) Van Essen; as well as many other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Julie Beck officiating. Masks are being requested. The service will be live streamed to the Braham Lutheran Facebook page. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8 and again one hour prior to the service all at the church. Burial will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham. Memorials are preferred to the Braham Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.