OBITUARY

Arvilla D. Nelson

January 22, 1923July 30, 2018
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Arvilla was an incredible woman, a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Was taken gracefully home to the Lord Jesus on Monday July 30, 2018.

Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edmond and Gotthard; sisters, Elsie, Selma (Sally) and Meta; beloved husband of 60 years, Lowell; and granddaughter, Rianna Elizabeth Welsh.

Survived by children; son, Charles (Jane); daughters, Gail (Lonnie) Bliven and Karen (David) Welsh; grandchildren, Jennifer, Heather (Adam), Bethany, Brian (Megan), Kelly Michael, Devin, and Jonovan; great-grandchildren, Grace, Evan, Benjamin, Logan, Raya, and Harper; many loving and devoted nieces and nephews.

Arvilla received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. At the age of 95, she was still helping to run Nelco the family business. Arvilla had a deep love and appreciation of the arts. She loved to paint in her favorite watercolors and was a true artist in all mediums.

She was the anchor and the foundation of the family and extended family, she created, nurtured and held dear the family traditions and memories of the Deutschlander and Nelson families.

She was a leader in volunteerism and deeply felt the call to serve from Sunday School Superintendent to Brownies and Girl Scouts, Community Outreach to first generation immigrants, and deeply committed to political involvement.

Visitation with friends and family on Friday, August 3rd at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive from 5 to 8 pm and on Saturday, August 4th one hour prior to the service to remember and celebrate Arvilla’s life at 11am at St. John Lutheran Church, 1975 St. John’s Drive in Woodbury. Lunch immediately following service, after lunch interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • Preceded in death by her Parents; Brothers, Edmond and Gotthard; Sisters, Elsie, Selma (Sally) and Meta; Beloved Husband of 60 years, Lowell; and Granddaughter, Rianna Elizabeth Welsh.

    Survived by Son, Charles (Jane); Daughters, Gail (Lonnie) Bliven and Karen (David) Welsh; Grandchildren, Jennifer, Heather (Adam), Bethany, Brian (Megan), Kelly Michael, Devin, and Jonovan; Great-Grandchildren, Grace, Evan, Benjamin, Logan, Raya, and Harper; Many Loving and Devoted Nieces and Nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Welsh
  • Devin Welsh
  • Jonovan Welsh
  • Alonzo Bliven
  • Brian Nelson
  • Adam Ronnenberg

Services

  • Evening Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, August 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Arvilla D. Nelson

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Judy & Art Kuntz

August 1, 2018

Aunt Avilla was the most caring and loving Aunt, and last of her generation of the Deutschlanders. She lit up the room with her smiles. Noone could throw a spread like her.
She kept our huge family together and best of all, we were on the same page when it came to politics, religion, values. Family traditions. RIP Aunt Arvilla. Heaven has gained the Best of Angels. And now you are with entire family of your and past generations. Love you!!

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Biography

Arvilla was an incredible woman, a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Was taken gracefully home to the Lord Jesus on Monday July 30, 2018.

Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edmond and Gotthard; sisters, Elsie, Selma (Sally) and Meta; beloved husband of 60 years, Lowell; and granddaughter, Rianna Elizabeth Welsh.

Survived by children; son, Charles (Jane); daughters, Gail (Lonnie) Bliven and Karen (David) Welsh; grandchildren, Jennifer, Heather (Adam), Bethany, Brian (Megan), Kelly Michael, Devin, and Jonovan; great-grandchildren, Grace, Evan, Benjamin, Logan, Raya, and Harper; many loving and devoted nieces and nephews.

Arvilla received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. At the age of 95, she was still helping to run Nelco the family business. Arvilla had a deep love and appreciation of the arts. She loved to paint in her favorite watercolors and was a true artist in all mediums.

She was the anchor and the foundation of the family and extended family, she created, nurtured and held dear the family traditions and memories of the Deutschlander and Nelson families.

She was a leader in volunteerism and deeply felt the call to serve from Sunday School Superintendent to Brownies and Girl Scouts, Community Outreach to first generation immigrants, and deeply committed to political involvement.

Visitation with friends and family on Friday, August 3rd at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive from 5 to 8 pm and on Saturday, August 4th one hour prior to the service to remember and celebrate Arvilla’s life at 11am at St. John Lutheran Church, 1975 St. John’s Drive in Woodbury. Lunch immediately following service, after lunch interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.