Antonia Nelson, 1943-2014

Published 10:12 am Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Antonia Nelson

Antonia Nelson

The funeral service for Antonia “Toni” Linda Nelson will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Highway 56, 410 SW Third Ave. in Dodge Center. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Dodge Center.

Antonia “Toni” Linda Nelson, 71, passed away at her home in Dodge Center on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Antonia Linda was born on March 12, 1943, the daughter of Alfredo and Gregoria (Luna) Cruz in Minnesota Lake.

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Toni attended St. Theodore Catholic School in Albert Lea. Toni was united in marriage to Larry Nelson on March 16, 1984, in Northwood. She worked at various jobs over the years in Albert Lea and Dodge Center. Toni enjoyed cooking, dancing, crafts and was known for her popcorn balls. She enjoyed helping other people and was active in the Hispanic community.

Toni is survived by her husband, Larry Nelson, of Dodge Center; children Michael Blazek of Dodge Center, Teresa (Shane) Clark of Janesville and Amanda (John) Wackerly of Rochester; six grandchildren; one brother, Alfredo (Trudie) Cruz, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and four sisters, San Juana Flores of Albert Lea, Rose (Charles) Montanye of Albert Lea, Nellie (Fred) Godines of San Antonio, Texas, and Linda Cruz-Lares (Juan Ortiz) of Albert Lea.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 25 South St. SW in Dodge Center and one hour before the service at the church on Friday.

Blessed be her memory.