Esther R. Nelson -- Austin

AUSTIN -- The funeral for Esther R. Nelson will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin, with the Rev. Harold Deye officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

Mrs. Nelson, 84, of Austin, a retired Hormel Foods Corp. employee, died Wednesday (March 12, 2003) at her home.

Esther R. Schumacher was born March 25, 1918, in Windom Township, Mower County. On March 21, 1941, she married Lyle L. Nelson in Osage, Iowa. She worked in several departments at Hormel.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Kay DeLaMater of Austin; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother: Arnold (Cis) Schumacher of Minneapolis; and two sisters, Lillian (Jack) Flynn and Leona (Don) Mattice, both of Austin. Three brothers preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin and an hour before the service Saturday at the church.

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