Notice in the 11 April 1946 Ida Grove paper:
Miss Minnie Viola Nelson
Minnie Viola Nelson, daughter of Elias and Mary Nord Nelson was born in Crawford county, near Kiron on 15 july 1879. After a few days illness she was taken to the Ida Grove hospital on Tuesday afternoon, 2 April 1946 where she passed away shortly after being admitted. At the age of three she came with her parents to Hayes township to live on a farm which has since been her home. Her father died in may 1924 and her mother in 1935. Since then she continued to live on the home farm with her youngest brother. Being of a quiet and unassuming nature she was loved by all who knew her.
She received her education in the rural school in Hayes township and attended Sunday school in the Arthur Free church which was then located in the country about two miles from her home. Besides her three brothers Eddie, Robert and Vern, all residents of this community, her death is mourned by numerous relatives in various parts of the state as well as Portland, Ore.; Riverton, Wyo.; and Omaha.
Funeral services were held in the Evangelical Free church in Arthur on Friday, April 5 at 2 p.m. with Rev. G. W. Stratton pastor of the Ida Grove Church of God in charge. A quartette comprised of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Linman, Mrs. Herbert Tunberg and Henry Tunberg sang, "Jesus, Saviour Pilot Me," and "Sweet By and By, " the latter being her favorite hymn. Pall bearers were Frank Heitman, Lambert Bergin, Arvid Segerstrom, Edwin Carlson, Floyd Lindberg and G. A. Carlson. Interment was in the family lot in Hayes township cemetery.