A native of the Town of New Hope in Portage County, WI, she was the daughter of Ole and Emilie (Ellandson) Nerlien. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Belva (Nerlien) Walla, and a daughter Marilyn Gast.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathleen (Nicholas) George of Pisgah Forest, NC; Helen (Charles) Coomer of Pisgah Forest, NC, and Brenda (Fred) Simeth of Spooner, WI; a son Wayne (Debbie) Krogwold, Amherst Jct., WI; son-in-law Jeff Gast, Weyawega, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by the Spooner Funeral Home. For a full obituary or to leave condolences for the family visit http://www.bratley-nelsonchapels.com. A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Church in Spooner on March 31st, and at a later date an interment service will be held at North New Hope Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Mercy Smiles International Outreach, 21019 Gliddens Road, Waverly, MO 64096