In Memory of Ardell Kay Nelson

July 30, 1943 - May 06, 2018

Ardell Kay Nelson, 74, of Grantsburg, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Ardell was born on July 30, 1943 to parents, Knute and Alma (Dalen) Haugestuen in Barron, WI.

On August 14, 1971 Ardell was united in marriage to Jim Nelson at the Luck Lutheran Church in Luck, WI.

Ardell worked at Parker-Haniffin for over 19 years as a receptionist. She was a member of the New Hope Church in Grantsburg and was a former member in the church choir. Ardell also liked to spend time in her garden planting and growing beautiful flowers.

Above all, Ardell’s joy in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her vivacious spirit, and loving personality will be dearly missed.

Ardell is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Burton Carlson; daughter, Jackie Swaim; grandson, Derick Leffelman; and brothers, Warren Haugestuen and Curtis Haugestuen.

She is survived by husband, Jim Nelson; children: Julie (Glenn) Rolloff, Lisa (Jeff) Gardas and Heidi (Bart) Hanson; grandchildren: Jolene, Jade, Trevor, Paige, Nolan, Macy and Brooke; great-grandchildren: Lydia, Austin, Garrett and Tate; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM (visitation from 10-11:00 AM) at the New Hope Lutheran Church in Grantsburg, WI with Pastor Emory Johnson officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be expressed at