Jan. 12, 2022

Corrine Blikstad Nelson, 93, resident of Little Falls, formerly of Grove City, went home into the presence of her Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 12 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. Funeral will be 2 p.m., on Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City, with the Rev. Megan Preston officiating. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Grove City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Corrine grew up in Dalton and Proctor, graduating in 1946 from Hillcrest Academy, Fergus Falls. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, graduating in 1950 with a teaching degree in home economics and a minor in speech. In 1950, Corrine came to Grove City to teach, where she met Stanley Nelson. On Aug. 10, 1952, Corrine married Stanley in Proctor and together they lived in Grove City their entire married life. She taught home economics, chemistry, and physical education at Grove City High School, and in the mid-1950s did a radio program. Corrine then taught home economics at Grove City, Atwater High School, and Paynesville Middle School, retiring in 1990. She also created a grandparents program for students and the local nursing home in Paynesville.

Corrine is survived by her daughter Karen (Tim) Johnson; two grandchildren, Kristen Johnson and Peter (Stephanie Okash) Johnson; one great-granddaughter Maizy Johnson; son Karl Nelson; step-grandchildren, Dylan (Summer) Roth, Dallas Roth, Keana Roth; step-great-grandson James Roth.

Corrine was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; parents, the Rev. Bersvend and Charlotte Blikstad; and sister Solveig Rieke.

Corrine was a prayer warrior praying for her family and friends by name daily. May God bless her memory.

Memorials are preferred to Gideons Foundation, Trinity Lutheran Church Library Fund in Grove City, or Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Grove City.

Caring for Corrine and her family is the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Little Falls.