Mrs. Helen E. Nelsen, age 90 of Grant, died Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Fountainview Retirement Village in Grant. She was born Helen Elizabeth Sunderlin in Lakeview, the daughter of Maude (Pope) and Walter Sunderlin on April 4, 1918. She married Robert William Nelsen on April 20, 1951 in Big Rapids. She was a Payroll Clerk for Grant Hospital for 22 years until 1983. She was a member of Mamrelund Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband Robert Nelsen, her sons Gary Nelsen, Bruce & Amy Nelsen all of Grant, 6 grandchildren, her sister Frances VanDenBerg of Big Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM from the Mamrelund Lutheran Church, Kent City on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 with Rev. Dr. Leonard Dahlgren officiating. Interment will in the Danish Cemetery near Grant. Visitation will be held 2-4 & 7-9 PM Monday at McKinley Funeral Home-Grant Chapel. For Memorials please consider the Mamrelund Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Please sign the online guest book at

McKinley Funeral Home, Grant, 231-834-5613. http:\\



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Jack & Vi Solomonson
Tuesday September 02, 2008

We have fond memories of Helen and always enjoyed Helen & Bob's visits to Traverse City. Our thoughts are with the family.

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