Lois Craswell Minor NelsonLois Craswell Minor Nelson of Duluth passed away Jan. 10, 2014 at St. Luke's hospital with her family by her side.
Lois Craswell Minor Nelson of Duluth passed away Jan. 10, 2014 at St. Luke's hospital with her family by her side.
A Duluth resident for 79 years, Lois was born, March 4, 1934, to William R. and Mabel S. Craswell, in Two Harbors, Minn.
She was raised on Oneida Street and graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1952, a proud Trojan.
Lois worked at F.W. Woolworth for three years, and then, at the Duluth Board of Education. She married Robert A. Minor in 1952, with whom, she had four children. They divorced in 1973.
In 1975, she married Ralph A. Nelson. In the 31 years they were married, they were inseparable. They shared many happy memories traveling, camping, gardening and playing cards with his brothers. During this time, she worked at Lakeshore Ecumen, as a receptionist, retiring in 2003.
Lois is preceded in death by her parents, aunts, uncles, and Ralph.
Lois is survived by four children, Robert A. Jr. (Yalu), Las Vegas, Nev., Jeanne, Duluth, William R. (Carol) Superior, Wis.; and devoted daughter, Peggy, Duluth; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca, Emily, Andrew and Abigail Groves, Charles Huang, Heather and Alicia Bufkin, Thomas, Caitlyn and Matthew Minor; six step-children: 11 step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4100 Grand Ave. Interment At Forest Hill Cemetery, Duluth.
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