Maejelle Vernette Nething, age 83, of Kingston (rural Dassel), died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
Maejelle was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Cokato, the daughter of Vernie and Irene (Larson) Nelson. The Nelson family lived in the Cokato area, where Maejelle attended Ojanpera Country School, and graduated from Cokato High School in 1945.
She was united in marriage to Herbert Russell Nething April 23, 1949, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved to Minneapolis, where they made their home until moving to Kingston in 1966.
From 1969 to 1975, they lived in Mankato while Herbert was district manager for Moorman Feed Company. Following retirement, they returned to their farm near Kingston, where Maejelle has since resided.
While living in Minneapolis, Maejelle’s children attended schools close to their home, so she always had a noon lunch available for them at home. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.
Upon returning to the farm, she enjoyed gardening, and canning the vegetables that she grew.
Maejelle is survived by her five children: Cheryl (Larry) Struck of Lafayette, Steven (Patricia) of Blaine, Michael (Iryna), Rolin (Shirley), and Sheila (Bruce) Dagner, all of Dassel; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She is further survived by sisters Joanne (Ralph) Peterson of Cokato, and June (Glenn) Freiberg of Red Wing; sister-in-law Eleanor (Richard) Olson of Stockholm; and by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, and several nieces and nephews.
Maejelle was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, in 1998; her parents; and her brother, Dean Nelson.
The funeral service took place Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, with visitation preceding the service at the church, beginning at 9 a.m. The Rev. John Peterson officiated, and interment was in the church cemetery.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.