Obituary for Leona J. Nelson

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Leona Jane Nelson, 86, of La Crosse passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Gundersen Medical Center. She was born in Spring Valley, Wisconsin on January 11, 1931 to Hans and Jennie (Johnson) Meistad. On October 11, 1947 Leona married John H. Nelson and he preceded her in death on June 14, 2000.
Leona enjoyed taking care of her flowers, playing Bingo, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Leona is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Bill) Regez of Black Earth, WI.; five sons, William (Pam) Nelson of Rochester, MN., Randy (Mary) Nelson of Fulshear, TX., Allan (Cindy) Nelson and Jerry (Linda) Nelson both of La Crosse, and Danny Nelson of Tomah; ten grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers, Oscar, Marshall, Orville, Gordan, and Aelard Meistad.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1602 Park Avenue, La Crosse. Reverend Robert Wassermann will officiate and burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Coulee Region Humane Society, 911 Critter Court, Onalaska, WI. 54650.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com