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Lois Nelson, 88, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24 in Akeley.

She was born Lois May Elizabeth Diederich on May 8, 1925 to John and Agnes Diederich of Wahpeton. She dearly loved her five children: Jim Nelson of Park Rapids; Terry Nelson of Arizona; Annette and Dennis Skinner, Michael and Stacy Nelson, and Jacob Nelson, all in California.

She is survived by two brothers and their wives, Heb and Jean Diederick of Wahpeton and Don and Verena Diederich of Watford City. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Jean Nelson Elhard of Pickerington, Ohio. Lois was blessed with eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron James Nelson and her sister, Shirley Kruschke.

In more recent years, Lois has been residing in the Park Rapids area.