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Glenda Rae (McLagan) Nelson

April 25, 1942 ~ November 20, 2018 (age 76)

Glenda Rae Nelson was born in Madison, Minnesota, the daughter of Lloyd and Doris (Milbrandt) McLagan.  She was raised and attended school in Bellingham, MN.  She then married the “Love of her Life”, Tyler Nelson on July 23, 1960.  Glenda stayed at home and raised two wonderful daughters Cheryl and Sandra.  Tyler’s work brought his family to many cities throughout Minnesota and Glenda always made the best of the home she lived in for her family.  In 1999, Glenda and Tyler moved to Alexandria 7 years before Tyler passed away in December of 2006.   

Glenda met the second “Love of her Life” in Arvid Beyer.  They have been committed to each other for the past 10 years.  Glenda and Arvid enjoyed traveling in their motor home to Arizona, playing cards, eating out at restaurants and walking their little dog "Mollie".  They especially enjoyed dancing the night away to country music around Alexandria and the surrounding areas. 

Glenda was a strong, honest and fair woman.  She loved people and wanted to make a friend wherever she went.  Glenda was well known and liked in her favorite restaurants.  The waitresses even knew what table she liked to sit at and what food she would like to order. 

Family was extremely important to Glenda.  She loved each of her children and grandchildren equally and enjoyed every moment she was able to spend with each of them.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

Glenda R. Nelson, age 76, of Alexandria, died on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, surrounded by her family at home, under the care of Hospice of Douglas County.  She is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl (Sam) Elghor of Sartell and Sandra (Darrell Jr.) Saxton of Alexandria; second “Love of her Life”, Arvid Beyer of Alexandria; eight grandchildren, Brandon Saxton, Krista Saxton, Tanner Saxton, Nichole Temu, Sarah (Shawn) Johnson, Daniel (Danielle Johnson) Schaubhut, Sarah Elghor, and Adam Elghor; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth McLagan and Martha (Bill) Sisk; two brothers, Roger (Julie) McLagan and Bradley (Sally) McLagan; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tyler Nelson; parents, Lloyd and Doris McLagan; infant granddaughter Audrey Schaubhut and great grandson Zacharie Schaubhut.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11 AM at First Lutheran Church.  A visitation will take place on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 4-8 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home and also for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.  Casket Bearers are Brandon Saxton, Krista Saxton, Tanner Saxton, Nichole Temu, Sarah Johnson, and Daniel Schaubhut.  Honorary Casket Bearers are all of Glenda’s Great Grandchildren. 

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.

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