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Ila June (Griffith) Nelson

June 12, 1931 April 15, 2011
Ila June (Griffith) Nelson
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Obituary for Ila June (Griffith) Nelson

Worthington, MN

     Ila June (Griffith) Nelson, 79, was born on June 12, 1931, in Worthington, MN, the daughter of Oren and Nellie (Chubbuck) Griffith. She grew up and attended school in Worthington. In 1950, Ila married Charles Wagner, Jr. in Worthington. They lived on the family farm in Lakefield, MN. They were later divorced. Ila worked at Campbell Soup Company and Tom’s Produce in Worthington. In later years, she moved to Redwood Falls, MN and worked as a welder. She married Wayne Lutson. In the late 1960’s, she moved to Portland, OR and worked at Freightliner for 30 years, retiring as a production foreman. She married Dale Nelson in Portland, they later divorced. Ila was a member of the Protestant faith. She loved gardening, reading, and her Bible studies. Ila died on Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Milwaukie Nursing Home in Milwaukie, OR.
     Ila is survived by her son, Alan (Terrie) Wagner of Portland, OR; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary (John) Nelson and two brothers, Kenneth (Elinor) Griffith and Randall (Debby) Griffith, all of Worthington, MN, several nieces and nephews, and McGee, her cherished Scottie dog. She was preceded in death by her son, Monte Wagner and two infants, Johnny Carlo and Vickie Ann; five brothers, Robert, James, Francis, William, and Lester, and one sister, Helen Currier.
     Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Ron Ahlgren officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2011, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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