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Lenore Marie Nelson

February 1, 1927 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 92)

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Lenore Marie Nelson, 92 of Sartell and formerly of McGregor passed away peacefully Saturday, January 11, 2020 at her home in Sartell with her loving family by her side.  She was born February 1, 1927 in East Lake, MN. to Alvin and Helen (Magnuson) Lund.  She grew up on the family farm in Lawler and graduated from McGregor High School in 1947.  After graduating she moved to Duluth and worked for Duluth Hardware.  Lenore was united in marriage to Edwin Hammer on September 3, 1949 at Sheriff Lake.  Together they raised four children.  Edwin passed away in 1982.  Later in life after raising her family she was employed by the McGregor school until her retirement.  Lenore married Orville Nelson on July 25, 1986.  They enjoyed traveling south to Texas for the winter, camping with the “Rum River Rambler”, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.  She was a long-time member of the Tamarack Lutheran Church and most recently a member of Riverside Presbyterian Church in Sartell. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edwin Hammer and husband Orville Nelson,  sister Roselyn, and her twin brother Bud.

Lenore is survived by her children and their spouses:

Darrell Hammer of McGregor,

Galen (Marie) Hammer of McGregor,

Elaine (Mark) Rogers of Sauk Rapids,

Carolyn (Mike) Helstrom of Hibbing,

4 Grandchildren: Nick Hammer, Sheri Ryan, Liz LaFrance, Becky Hammer,

2 Great-grandchildren: Lincoln Ryan and Stella Korpela,

3 step-grandchildren and many step-great-grandchildren,

4 sisters: Dollie Widstrom, Helen Jarvi, Marlene Mackey, Joyce (Pat) Ward,

and many other special relatives and friends.


Memorial service will be 12:00P.M. – Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the McGregor Community Center in McGregor.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the Community Center.  Burial will be in Sherriff Lake Cemetery .

McGregor Funeral Home & Cremation Services assisted Lenore’s family with arrangements.

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