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Twila J. Nelson 1935-2013

February 21, 2013
Emmetsburg News

GRAETTINGER -- Services for Twila Nelson, 77, of Emmetsburg and formerly of Graettinger, were held Monday, Feb. 18, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger. The Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home in Graettinger was in charge of arrangements.

Twila was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Estherville, the daughter of Loren and Evelyn (Clemenson) Nelson. She was salutatorian of her Graettinger High School graduating class, and she was a graduate of Mankato Business College.

Following her education, Twila began working at Thorp Credit Union in Estherville. She began as a secretary, and worked her way up to management. She traveled the country training people throughout the Thorp business network.

Twila retired at age 50 to help take care of her parents. Twila was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger. She served as president for the Elvis and Allen Dale Fan Clubs. Twila enjoyed traveling with her parents taking many trips to Hawaii and Las Vegas. She loved animals and enjoyed writing letters to friends living out of the area.

On Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, Twila passed away at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. She was 77.

Twila was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lyle "Speed" Culbertson. She is survived by many cousins and friends.

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