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Lynette Nelson

Lynette D. Nelson, age 60 of Spicer died Thursday, July 15, 2021, at her home in Spicer.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.   www.petersonbrothers.com

Lynette Diane Nelson was born in Morris, Minnesota on November 16, 1960, to Douglas and Allenor (Cottrell) Goddard. She grew up in Morris.  Following high school, she moved to the Willmar area and later worked for Jennie-O.  It was there she met Keith Nelson, and they were united in marriage on February 21, 1987, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer.  The couple lived in Spicer and raised their four daughters. Lynette was a stay-at-home mom much of the time. She later began working as an aide for the DAC and then a career as a bus/van driver for Peterson/Palmer Bus Service in Willmar until the end of 2019.

Lynette was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and playing cards and board games. She was very connected to her seven siblings, always looking forward to the annual July camping trips with them and all their families.  Family was very important to Lynette, and she enjoyed spending time with her daughters and especially loved her grandchildren.

Lynette is survived by her husband, Keith; her mother, Allenor Goddard of Fergus Falls; four daughters, Michelle Nelson of Clara City, Maria Nelson of Willmar, Nicole (and Steven) Wilson of Redfield, IA., and Amber Nelson of Morton; six grandchildren; two sisters and five brothers.

She was preceded in death by her father, Douglas Goddard.

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God bless you and your family. You where always part of the school bus family supporting each of us. Fly high on your new Angel wings. . You will be missed.

Vicki Mickelson Jul 20 2021 12:00 AM

I will never forget your laugh it could make anyone smile it didn't matter how long we went without seeing each other you always welcomed me with a big ol bear hug. RIP sweet cousin. Love you and will miss you

Rachelle Kern Jul 20 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family We are so sorry for your loss. Lynette had a beautiful soul , and she will be missed.The Jorgenson girls: Nancy, Cheryl, Rhonda, Doreen, Alanna, and Jodi

The Jorgenson girls: Nancy, Cheryl, Rhonda, Doreen, Alanna, and Jodi Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Lynette will remain in our hearts foreverLove, The Beamans and Glenda

Love, The Beamans and Glenda Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM