Ethel L. Wessman, 99

Ethel Luella Nelson Wessman, age 99, of Napa, CA, formerly of Dassel, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

She was born March 5, 1918, in Dassel, to Gustaf and Julia Nelson.

Ethel outlived all her siblings, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Rodney; and daughter Kathryn Havens.

She is survived by her daughter, Patti Wessman; and, son-in-law Michael Havens, both of Napa.

Ethel started her nursing career of 30 years at the Presidio in San Francisco, and retired from nursing at Fresno State University.

Ethel and her husband, Rodney were life-long learners, and after retiring, travelled extensively through Elderhostel.

Known for her kind and giving nature, Ethel was greatly loved and will be missed for her wonderful spirit.

Those who wish may give a memorial gift to Collabria Care Hospice of Napa, CA.

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