Grace Carolyn Ekstrom, passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 14th, 2021 at her home in Truman Minnesota. A memorial service will be on Saturday December 18th at 2:00pm at Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman with Rev. Timothy Chase officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Truman.
Zaharia Family Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Live stream of the service can be viewed, and online condolences can be left at www.zahariafamilyfuneral.com
Grace Nelson was born on March 23, 1936 in Faribault, MN the daughter of Walter and Emma (Fuchs) Nelson. She was raised in Faribault and attended Faribault High School. Grace married her husband Adean Dale Ekstrom on August 4th, 1956. Together they raised 5 children.
Grace was a medical insurance coder and was employed by Core Source in Jackson Minnesota, she retired from there after many years. During her life she lived in St. James, Ceylon and then finally moved to Truman in 1967. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren in every sporting event or concert they participated in. She loved watching “Her” Minnesota Twins, Vikings and the Timberwolves teams play. Grace loved spending time with her great grandchildren and watching them grow. Having coffee with special friends was a perk in her life.
Grace is survived by sons, Gary (Robin) of Lewisville, Keith (Cindy) and Curtis of Truman, Daryl (Sherry) of Chaska Minnesota and daughter Kim Meade of Truman, grandchildren, Andrew, Brady, Alex, Levi, Cade, Lexie Ekstrom, Kaleb and Samantha Meade, Briana Adams and great grandchildren Kaylor, Aubrianna, Natalie, Olivia, Peyton and Vivian, brothers, Gerald (Arlyce) Nelson of Mesa Arizona, Ted Nelson of Santa Monica, California, and Van (Yuri Grevtsev) Nelson of Scottsdale Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her husband Adean, parents, Walter and Emma Nelson, a beloved grandson Kyle Ekstrom, brother David (Joanne) Nelson and parents-in-laws, Helen and Algort Ekstrom.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Grace’s name to St. Paul Lutheran School would be much appreciated.
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