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Anna Mae (Nelson) Loisel


March 22, 2019

Anna Mae "Dot" Loisel, 92, of Cloquet, Minn. passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Inter-Faith Care Center.

She was born to Nels and May (Atkinson) Nelson on the family homestead at Atkinson, Minn. (a township named for her grandparents, John and Mary Atkinson) on Oct. 22, 1926.

Anna graduated from Barnum High School as the valedictorian, and was homecoming queen. She was united in marriage to Harry Ernest Loisel Feb. 9, 1946 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cloquet.

Anna was an active member at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, served as lector and eucharistic minister, taught CCD for the second grade for seven years, and was a member of Holy Angels Circle and the Lady Foresters Court #309. She was also a life member of Herbert Kennedy Auxiliary #3979, was a past president, and held other offices. She served the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Carlton Co. #18 as treasurer and adjutant from 1982 until 2006. Anna was a life member of the Air Force Sergeant Association Auxiliary and the retired enlisted Association Auxiliary.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 2003; son Francis, in 1951; brothers Norman, Edwin, Nels and Lelay Nelson; sisters Lucille Nelson and Esther Anderson; and great-granddaughter Michaela Hill.

She is survived by her children Annamae Karen (Jeff) Johnson, Renee Smith, Harry (Marge) Loisel Jr., Patricia (Mike) Rehl, Paul Loisel, Jack (Patricia) Loisel, Michael (Barbara) Loisel, Mary (Scott) Bakken, and Robyn (Allen) Raushel; 25 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; her in-laws, Gladys Nelson, Donna Loisel, and Ray and Jeanette Loisel; numerous nieces and nephews; and neighbors Gina and Joe Murphy.

The family extends a special thank-you to Rhonda Johnson and Park Avenue Fitness.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at Nelson Funeral Care, with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continues at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25 until the 11 a.m. Memorial Mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Inurnment will be held at Old Calvary Cemetery. Lunch reception will be held in the church social hall.

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