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Patricia Marie Nelson

Patricia Marie Nelson

Patricia Marie Nelson, 74 of Barnum, died Saturday October 21, 2017 in Augustana Mercy Care Center, Moose Lake.

She was born November 30, 1942 in Carlton, the daughter of Raymond and Mabel (Miller) Pilarski. She graduated from Barnum High School in 1960. Patricia married Edward R. Nelson on June 6, 1964 in Mahtowa. After their marriage they made their home in Minneapolis where Patricia worked for Firestone Tire and later for Graco where she was in charge of international warranties. She retired from Graco in 2002 and moved back to Barnum. She was a member of the Barnum Area Community Club and the Beehive Community Club. Patricia was an election judge and coordinator for the 4-H dinner at the Carlton County Fair. She was a very independent woman who enjoyed her flower gardens, caring for pets, fishing and snowmobiling.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward; and her sister, Carol Waldorf.

Patricia is survived by her brother, Richard (Bonnie) Pilarski of Moose Lake; brother in law, Butch Waldorf of Barnum; and her nephews, Scotty (Erin) Waldorf and Dusty Waldorf.

Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Friday October 27, 2017 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Barnum. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see