WADENA -- Esther Josephine Nelson was born to her parents Otto and Gertie (Anderson) Nelson on Dec. 14, 1915, in Brainerd, Minn. She passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Esther was a resident of Humphrey Manor for many years.
Esther was united in marriage to Kenneth "Curly" Foss on Aug. 26, 1940, in Sisseton, S.D. After their marriage they lived in Brainerd until moving to Wadena in 1948 where she worked as a sales clerk in a clothing store for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth; her parents; brothers Paul, James and Albert; and sisters Jennie Fruth, Olga Shandorf and Helen Franklin.
Esther is survived by her son Robert of Moorhead; grandchildren Michelle and Keith; and her great-grandson Duncan.
Services were at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena.
Interment was next to her husband in the Wadena Cemetery.
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