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Chelsey Nielson Jan. 29, 1988 - Sept. 19, 2009

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ELK RIVER -- Chelsey Darlene Nielson, 21, of Elk River died Saturday as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

The service will be at 1 p.m. today at Church of St. Andrew in Elk River.

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Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Dare's Funeral Home of Elk River.

She was born Jan. 29, 1988, to Byron Jr. and Terri Nielson.

She was studying respiratory therapy at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. She worked at The Wellstead of Rogers providing care to dementia and Alzheimer's patients for several years. Her organs and tissue were donated.

She is survived by her parents; a sister: Janaya (and Brandon) Kragenbring of Atwater; nephew: Braxton; and grandparents: Frederick and Darlene Reins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather. Her grandmother, Marlene Nielson of Willmar, died the day after Chelsey's death.

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