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Nelson, Anne Grasseth  
Anne Grasseth Nelson October 18, 1918 - April 4, 2016 Springfield - Celebration of life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 27th at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
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Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 26, 2016

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Nelson, Anne Grasseth  
Anne Grasseth Nelson October 18, 1918 - April 4, 2016 Springfield - Anne Grasseth Nelson passed away at age 97 on Monday April 4th, 2016 in her home in Springfield, Oregon surrounded by family. She was born in 1918 to Jacob and Rose Messmer in Richardton, North Dakota. She was the 13th of 16 children. All of her siblings preceded her in death. Anne married Arnold Grasseth on 12/26/1941 and they had 3 children Karen Grasseth, Sharon Grasseth and Dean Grasseth. Arnold passed away in 1990 and then in 1997 Anne married a second true love in Henry Nelson. They had 10 wonderful years together until Henry passed away in 2007. When she married Henry she gained 3 step-children Nancy Bradbury, Janice McClellan and Jerry Nelson, and many other loving family members. Anne had four grandchildren, Jesse, Misty, Dominic and Deana. She had 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Anne was a hard worker and worked at various jobs throughout her life. During the second World War she worked in the paper mill in Longview, Washington while Arnold was overseas in the Pacific Theater. Anne and Arnold moved to North Dakota and bought a farm where they worked and raised a family for 10 years. In 1959 the family moved to Oregon where Anne worked at Sears before they bought their own business in West Salem. In her later years, Anne attended Chemeketa Community College and received and Associate's degree in Culinary Arts and then worked for the college. Come celebrate her life with us on Wednesday April 27th at 2PM, at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
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