MERRIFIELD — Bertina “Bertie” Nelson, age 82, resident of Merrifield, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany.
Bertie was born on Feb. 11, 1931, in Brainerd to Frank and Nina (Callahan) Wels.
She shared her home with Rollie in Brainerd, Babbit, Minn. (Iron Range), Avondale, Phoeniz, Ariz., Dayton/Osseo and Plymouth, Minn., before retiring to Merrifield, Minn.
Bertie played both the accordion and piano by ear. She enjoyed bird watching, crossword puzzles, wood burning, painting, crocheting and knitting. She was not afraid to try anything.