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Phyllis M. Nelson Jan. 13, 1923 - Oct.22, 2008

AURORA, Colo. -- Phyllis M. Nelson, 85, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Willmar died Wednesday at her home.

The services will be at noon Thursday at Aspen Mortuary, Aurora, Colo. Burial will be in Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 13, 1923, in Willmar to Robert and Freida (Lindner) Anderson. She attended grade school and graduated from Willmar High School in 1941. She attended Abbott Nursing School graduating as a registered nurse in 1945.

She married Edward Nelson of Svea on Oct. 10, 1946 in Long Beach, Calif. She worked as a nurse for 31 years retiring in 1980. In 1992 she was received the Florence Nightingale award for Excellence in Human Caring.

She is survived by her husband; two children: Gary (and Janice) Nelson and Suzy Horton, both of the Denver area; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her stepsister.