Phyllis (Phyl) Laurene Nelson, of Apple Valley, MN and Willmar, MN
Born November 2, 1929, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 9, 2021.
She was preceded in death by parents Roy and Alma Thorson, Brothers Harold "Bitty", Eldon "Eldie", and Lowell "Loady," and her husband of 60 years, Rueben Nelson.
Together they had a daughter Candy, and sons Tim (Nina), and Tom (Lisa). They also have 7 grandchildren Lily (Pete), Alex (Amber), Emily (Chris), Kayla (Kevin), Danny, Maia, and Eric.
Great-Grandchildren Leslie, Lana, Kaiya, Aunika, Ashton and Amelia.
Phyl is also survived by sisters Marilyn and Beatrice (Dean), and brothers Roger (Shirley), and Dale (Karen), and sister in-law Helen. She also has a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Phyl was a charter member of the Auxiliary at the Bloomington VFW Post 1296. There she volunteered many hours at hospitals and other community events. She worked at Liberty Mutual and later she sold pull tabs at the VFW. Phyl was very social. She loved to visit the casinos, play cribbage, and spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed sharing stories that made her laugh. Dessert was her favorite part of any meal, and she always saw life through rose-colored glasses. She never missed an opportunity to say I love you, so much. She will be deeply missed.
We invite family and friends to a celebration of Phyl’s life on July 11th, 2021 at 1pm at the Bloomington VFW
311 W 84th St Bloomington, MN 55420
Arrangements entrusted to SUMMIT Funeral & Cremation