Caroline E. Story
Caroline Elizabeth Story, 73, of Tower, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at her home. A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Mini Park next to the Tower Civic Center. Arrangements were with Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.
Caroline was born on July 11, 1947, in Roseau, to Albert and Yvonne (Brisson) Story. She loved her pasties and potica, berry-picking, baking and canning. Caroline liked to socialize at Good Ol’ Days Bar & Grill in Tower.
Caroline is survived by her son, David (Alissa) Berg of Arizona; daughters, Marie Arnett of Arizona and Connie Tamte of Eveleth; sisters, Edna Friesner, Jessie Jessop and Rose Story; brother, William Story; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and ten siblings.
Elma Nelson, 86, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at the South Campus Care Center in Leesburg, Fla. Interment will be at Carpenter Cemetery in Bear River, Minn. Services for immediate family will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Beyers Funeral Home of Leesburg, Fla.
Elma was born on May 28, 1934, to Lacy and Bessie Arnold in Sugar Lands, West Virginia. After the death of their mother, Elma moved to Massachusetts in 1946 with her sister Jean, to live with their older sister and brother-in-law. Elma graduated from Holliston High School in Holliston, Mass., in 1952. Elma traveled to Minnesota in 1953 where she met her future husband, Robin Nelson. Elma and Robin were married in 1954 in Chisholm.
Throughout the years in Minnesota, Elma was active in various jobs and activities, including sewing, knitting, making porcelain dolls, and gardening. She taught sewing classes for the 4-H club in Mahnomen, as well as working as a smoke chaser for the Minnesota DNR at Link Lake Ranger Station near Bigfork.
Elma realized her dream of going to beauty school in the later 1960s. She owned and operated a beauty shop, boutique, and tuxedo rental while living in Orr, as well as running a small business out of her home making and decorating cakes. She donated her time and cosmetology skills to the Look Good Feel Better program for women diagnosed with cancer.
Elma and Robin moved to Florida after retiring. While in Florida, Elma was an active member of the Red Hats. She also continued her love of flower gardening, especially roses. She took music lessons while working at a local music store in Clermont and enjoyed playing favorite songs on her organ.
Elma is survived by her children, Diana (David) Baraga, Steven Nelson and Christopher (Pamela) Nelson; three step-grandchildren, Illiandra Burney, Xain Burney and David Burney; and sister, Jean Blanchette.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robin Nelson; parents, Lacy and Bessie Arnold; and siblings, Ray Arnold, Roy Arnold, Theodore Arnold, Donald Arnold, Geraldine Travis and Delmer Arnold.