Mildred Nelson

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Mildred Nelson

February 22, 1922 - September 26, 2019

Mildred Nelson Mildred F. Nelson
CANTON, Ill./ONALASKA -- Mildred F. Nelson, 97, recently of Canton, formerly of Onalaska, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton. Millie was born Feb. 22, 1922, in La Crosse, to Lester and Dorothy (Smith) Warner; she married Leslie Nelson Jan. 10, 1942, in La Crosse and he preceded her in death.
Millie was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Paul Nelson; one brother, Edward Warner; and one sister, Doloris Franscisco; mother, Cora Warner; special aunt and uncle, Frank and Margurite Hauser and their children, Gene and Bill, who were like brothers to Millie.
Surviving are two children, Sherry Nelson of Canton and Danny Nelson of northern Wisconsin; one daughter-in-law, Janet Nelson; five grandchildren, Debbie Thompson, Lynnaus Gilbertson, Paul Nelson, Jr., Kris Dare and Leslie Wang; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Edyth Taylor of La Crosse, and Dawn Forer of Onalaska.
Millie retired as a respiratory therapist and after their retirements, Millie and Leslie enjoyed traveling, visiting various family, attending Leslie's World War II reunions and many nieces and nephews at their colleges. They spent winters in Florida, Texas and Arizona where Millie and Les enjoyed golfing on various golf courses and sightseeing along the way.
Millie loved to embroider beautiful keepsakes for her family members, loved to work crossword puzzles and was a beloved prayer warrior for her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main St., Onalaska. Burial will be in the Onalaska Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. Monday until time of services at the funeral home. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at To send flowers to the family of Mildred Nelson, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on October 9, 2019
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Barbara Noyes Plumley
Oct 21, 2019
We lived down the street from your Mom and Dad. Sherry you may have even babysat us once upon a time. Your folks seemed like quiet, lovely people. May you find peace of heart with many wonderful memories. God bless.
Sadaf Umrani
Oct 13, 2019
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Rockney Nelson
Oct 12, 2019
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Camille Nelson
Oct 12, 2019
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Ann Lang
Oct 10, 2019
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time! I had the pleasure of working with Millie many years ago the OB at Grandview Hospital in La Crosse and have thought of her often through the years. She was a great mentor to me as a young woman in the healthcare profession.