Barbara Nelson

Barbara Anna Nelson

1936 - 2020

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Barbara A. Nelson Age 83, of Marshfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center. A funeral service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be scheduled for the early part of February. Her family will post updated information on this website as it becomes available. Barbara was born on June 4, 1936 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Otto and Frieda (Stahnke) Kuehni. She was united in marriage to Maynard Nelson on December 10, 1955 in Milwaukee. Sadly, Maynard passed away recently on November 27, 2019. She worked for Bell Telephone Company in Milwaukee for 4 years. Barbara had opened her heart into fostering infants until they were adopted out to a loving home. They relocated to the Spencer area and began operating their dairy farm. She then took a job decorating cakes at Websters bakery until working at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield as a School of Nursing house mother. Later she joined the Marshfield Clinic where she worked as an operator in the Telecommunications Department for more than twenty years retiring in 2007. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chili. She enjoyed swimming, music, reading, baking, cooking and her flower gardens. Barbara will be greatly missed by her loving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Maynard; four daughters Lori, Anne, Diane and Catherine; three grandchildren Robby, Ariel and Nicole; her sister; two brothers-in-law and Aunts and Uncles. Barbara’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit to share thoughts and condolences.
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