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Dorothy Ella (Shinabarger) Nelson

May 1, 1919 ~ December 5, 2019 (age 100)


Dorothy Nelson, 100, of Long Prairie, passed away on December 5, 2019, at Valley View Assisted Living in Long Prairie.  Interment for Dorothy will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Long Prairie.

Dorothy was born May 1, 1919, in Little Sauk Township, Todd County, to Levi & Ella (Karnes) Shinabarger; she one of 10 children.    Dorothy went to Beauty school and owned and operated several shops around Long Prairie over the years.  On December 23, 1937, she married Ralph Smith.  After Ralph’s death, Dorothy married Robert M. Nelson in 1976.    She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph on June 21, 1969, Robert on April 28, 2014 and 8 siblings.

Dorothy is survived by her son David Smith (Kandi), grandsons: Joel Smith (Nikki), Jason Smith (Lisa), Jeremy Smith and Jacob Smith (Kellie); great grandchildren:  Nic (Hattie), Allison, Andrew, Morgan, Isaac, Olive, and sister Bessie Huff.

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Private Interment

Evergreen Cemetery
416 7th Street Northeast
Long Prairie, MN 56347

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