Avis was born in the hospital in Hallock, MN to the delight of her parents Nels and Nellie Nelson. She was the only one of her siblings that was born in the hospital. Avis graduated from Lake Bronson, MN High School. Her higher education was at Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota. She taught for 30 years as a full-time and as a substitute teacher.
Avis was the youngest of her 5 siblings, Elvin, Earl, June, Floyd, and Les. Her sisters and brothers had 17 children and many grandchildren. Throughout the years there were many family reunions at Lake Bronson and around the USA.
Avis is preceded in death by her parents, Nels and Nellie Nelson and husband, George. She is survived by her daughter Lynn; son Scott (Michelle); and 6 grand- children, Breanna, Robert, Kaleb, Sydney, Justis, and Sophia.
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We will all miss that great lady who cared for so many people. I have lots of wonderful memories of fun times with Avis.
So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Avis when she was a substitute teacher at Westwood and Oak Grove Intermediate many years ago. She was a joy to visit with and such a good teacher.