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Jennie I. Nordgren


Jennie I. Nordgren, age 96, of Brainerd, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. She was born on April 8, 1916, in May Township, Minn., to Emil and Emma (Silvernail) Pietz.


She married Elmer Nordgren in January of 1957.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers; and five sisters.

Jennie will be deeply missed by daughter, June (Sam) Shields, of Brainerd; son, David (Helen) Nordgren, of Crosslake; grandchildren, Kris (Dan) Tatro, of Stillwater, Jay (Alicia) Shields, of Brainerd, Stacey (Scott) Kruger, of Brainerd, Megan Nordgren, of Crosslake, Dr. Mandy Nordgren, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Nov. 15, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Visitation on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home, Brainerd.

Visitation also one hour prior to the service at church.

Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

Serving the family:

Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home

Brainerd, Minn., 218-829-3571