NEW ULM - Louise Netland, 61, of rural New Ulm died Friday, July 4, 2014 surrounded by her family at home after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Debra Bergstrand officiating. Burial will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Sunburg at a later date.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL and continuing for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guestbook for her family go to www.mvfh.org.
Louise is survived by her husband, Larry Netland of rural New Ulm; daughter, Teresa (Nick) Pallansch and their children, Hannah, Evan, Katrina, Morgan, and Chase of Willmar; son, Darren Netland of Bayport; mother, Dorothea Nelson of Willmar; brother, Doug (Mary) Nelson of Murdock; sisters, Linda (Arnie) Stein of Morris, Marie (Will) Triden of Willmar, Jeanne (Steve) Sondrol of Murdock; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Hjalmer Nelson.
Louise Kay Nelson was born on Oct. 30, 1952 to Hjalmer and Dorothea (Grothe) Nelson in Benson. She graduated from Kerkhoven High School in 1970. After high school, she attended St. Cloud State for one year before being united in marriage to Larry Netland on Sept. 4, 1971. Louise and Larry moved to New Ulm in 1973. She was a stay-at-home mom until she returned to Mankato State College and received her degree in 1993. For 16 years, she was employed with Herberger's in New Ulm. In early 2013 her health forced her to retire from her position as a H.R. Manager. Louise enjoyed spending time with her family, painting, drawing, and shopping for her grandchildren. She loved to decorate for the holidays and having her family over to celebrate. Louise's favorite holiday was the 4th of July when her entire family would spend the weekend and have bean bag tournaments and play horse shoes. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in New Ulm.