Patti Ann Nelson was born May 4, 1956 in Minneapolis to Glen and Lois (Palmer) Tallman. When she was an infant her family moved to rural Isanti where she was raised. Patty graduated from St. Francis High School, Class of 1974. On May 14, 1977 she married Ernest Nelson and they made their home in Isanti. Patti worked for Elaine’s Flowers in Isanti several years and then at Reichels Grocery in Isanti. Patti then worked at Minnco Credit Union since they built the Isanti location several years ago. She was an active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in East Bethel where she sang in a folk music group. Besides the family activities and church activities she also enjoyed scrapbooking.
Patti was preceded in death by her father, Glen Tallman. She is survived by her husband, Ernie Nelson of Isanti; 3 children, Jeremy (Jennifer) Nelson of Milaca, Bryan (Jacqueline) Nelson of Zimmerman, Amy Nelson of Isanti; 2 grandchildren, Cody and Owen; mother, Lois Tallman of Isanti; sister, Peggy (Phil) Peterson of Isanti; 2 nieces, Lyndsie and Caitlyn Peterson; and by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held January 15, 2012 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church with Rev. Steve Melander officiating. Vicki Hanson served as organist and special music by the Psalmodies. Pallbearers were Ernest, Jeremy and Bryran Nelson, Harry Moses, Craig Nystrom and Phil Peterson. Interment was in Athens Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.