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In Memory of Linda Nelson


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday July 1, 2022
O'Connell Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Saturday July 2, 2022
Journey Church, R.F. Assembly of God
605 Valley View Drive
River Falls WI, 54022

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Linda Mae Nelson age 79 of Beldenville passed away on June 28, 2022 at River Falls Area Hospital. Linda was born on December 22, 1942 to Mark and Nell (O’Conner) Stockwell in Esdaile, Wisconsin. She attended Red Wing High School and graduated with the class of 1960. She went on to marry her high school sweetheart Melford Nelson on June 24, 1961 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. This union blessed them with two children, Debbie and Melinda.

Family meant everything to Linda, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her entire life. She lived for family gatherings and holidays. She enjoyed having company, walks by the river, gardening, flowers, pontoon rides. Most of all was her faith. She was a very devout Christian and thoroughly enjoyed southern gospel music.

Linda is survived by her children: Debbie (Tim) Briggs, and Melinda Nelson; grandchildren: Brandon (Kay) Briggs, Brett (Mayan) Briggs, and Brittany (Nathan) Cameron; great- grandchildren: Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Elijah, Adelaide, Mariam, Elon, Liam and Levi; sibling: Doug (Gloria) Stockwell and Nephew Van Stockwell. She was preceded in death by her Husband Melford, parents, Mark and Nell Stockwell, Sister Sharon (John) Perry and nephew: Bruce Stockwell.

A Funeral service will be at 3:00pm on Saturday July 2, 2022 at Journey Church: 605 Valley View Dr, River Falls, WI 54022. A visitation will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Friday, July 1, 2022 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home: 130 N Grant St, Ellsworth, WI 54011. Burial will be at Beldenville Cemetery.

Services are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ellsworth, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com, 715-273-4421


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  • Debbie and family, Thinking of you at this sad time. Sending my sympathy to you all.

  • Linda, Always put on a spread at her table, one never left hungry. It always looked pretty to. I remember how she made the carrots with the ripple cut ( made you want to eat your vegetables ). The Pecan pie was the best! She was a great cook! I`v made several of her recipes. She loved her family and talked about they often. She loved to talk on the phone before you know it you had been on the phone for an hour our better. She wanted to be on the go all the time, and have people over, the more the merrier. She seemed to be got more then home sometimes.God blessed her with a love for people and a true caring ability to know that you needed a card of encouragement or a prayer said.Debbie and Melinda you had a great mom don`t forget the good times and be thankful that they raised you up in the house of the Lord. That is the most important thing.God bless you all, may you fill His presents with you, as will as you Mom and Dad. Gods Favor and Blessing over you.

  • Linda has been a dear friend since way back in our Bible Camp days. After our marriages, we continued to do things together as couples. Spending much time together making memories. After Linda’s untimely loss of the love of her life, Melford, we continued our friendship. Not near as often as we would have liked. After the demands of life ceased to demand most of our time, we could again enjoy our joys and sorrows until health and age became more difficult. I will miss my Best Friend but I rejoice…knowing she is at peace and that we will meet again. We send our Sincere Sympathy to Linda’s family. They were so Special to her. You will be in our payers that God will grant you Peace and Comfort.