Verna Hazel Nelson 1920-2017
Verna was born December 17, 1920 in Littlefork, Minnesota to Olavus and Ida Jewett.
She had four brothers: Gordon, Marx, Jean and Warron and one sister: Lovella. All her siblings proceeded her in death.
Verna was truly part of that “Greatest Generation” that perservered through many difficult moments in our history with extraordinary character and dignity.
Her brother Marx, died at 6 during the great flu epidemic in 1918 before she was born; she lived in the harshness of many Northern Minnesota winters during the Great Depression, and suffered the loss of her first husband Harold Hinsong during World War II in 1945. More