Nelda Grace Thun

Nelda Grace Thun

  • Funeral Date: 4/01/15
  • Funeral Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Date of Birth: 3/25/21
  • Date of Death: 3/26/15
  • Funeral Location: Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield

Nelda Thun, age 94 of Northfield, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Oaklawn Health Care Center in Mankato. Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 1st at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield with visitation 1 hour prior to Services. Burial will be at the Le Sueur Mound Cemetery in Le Sueur.

Nelda Grace Thun was born March 25, 1921 on her family’s farm near St. Peter, MN, daughter of Henry and Elsie (Preuss) Bohlen. She went to country school and following her high school graduation attended Mankato State College for 2 years. She then lived on a farm near Madison Lake, MN and later moved to St. Peter where she worked for ADC.

She was united in marriage to Jack Thun and they made their home in Le Sueur, MN where Nelda worked for Green Giant in their test kitchen developing recipes for their products. After Jack’s death in 1973 she moved to Northfield where she worked at a variety of jobs before starting at St. Olaf College in Food Service. Even after retirement she continued with St. Olaf part time until she was 89. Nelda loved to bowl, cook and going out with her fellow co-workers for coffee and meals. She was especially happy when she was with her family.

Nelda is survived by daughters Judy Roberts of New Ulm and Shirley (Jim) Besenhofer of Griffith, Indiana; grandson Lance (Diane) Hoenig; great grandchildren Ethan, Ella, and Addison Hoenig. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack Thun; sister Laura Reid; and grandson Thomas Roberts.

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