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Nelda Simning

May 17, 1924 — August 15, 2017

Nelda Simning, 93, of Redwood Falls died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in New Avon Township Cemetery, rural Wabasso. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from noon until 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via .

Nelda Mae Simning, the daughter of Andres and Eva (Overmeyer) Anderson, was born May 17, 1924 in New Avon Township, Redwood County. When Nelda was 10 years old, the family relocated to the farm in Vail Township that was her home until she moved to Johnson Park Place in Redwood Falls. As a child, Nelda attended rural schools and Wabasso Public School, graduating from Wabasso High School in 1942. Nelda worked at Zieske Lumber Company as a secretary/bookkeeper.

On October 21, 1943, Nelda married Douglas Simning at the New Avon United Methodist Church, where she had been baptized and confirmed. She was a homemaker all her married life. Nelda enjoyed reading, baking, cooking and doing embroidery. She taught religious release time classes and was president of the United Methodist Women’s group for several years. She also sang in the choir.

Nelda is survived by her son Gary (Nancy) of Saginaw; grandson Douglas (Susan); nieces and nephews; many cousins in Sweden and the United States; and very special friends Sally and Melvin Schueller and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas; her parents; sister and brother-in-law Betty and LeRoy Bock; and brother and sister-in-law Dallas and Bernice Anderson.

Blessed be her memory.
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