Merodie G. Nelson, 77, of North Branch, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Gracewood Assisted Living in North Branch.
Merodie was born Sept. 25, 1935 in rural North Branch to parents Earl and Margaret (Peterson) Forslund. She attended North Branch Schools from which she graduated. Merodie worked as a bank teller for 21 years at Merchants State Bank and can also say she was the teller when the bank was robbed. She married Robert Nelson on July 15, 1953. She loved shopping, attending craft shows with her friends, especially Marlys, singing and playing the piano. She enjoyed spending time in the yard and planting flowers, but her love in life was auto racing. She and Robert spent many years attending races and later on enjoyed watching her grandson race cars.
Merodie is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters, Kimotha, Parsons of North Branch, and Renee Leaf, of North Branch; son, Tracey Nelson, of North Branch, her nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; stepfather, Lyle Ward, of North Branch. She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Margaret, and her grandson, Kevin Parsons, in 1985.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch with Rev. Gary Guptill officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Private family interment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in North Branch.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch. Arrangements are under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences maybe left at www.grandstrandfh.com.