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Delores Ann (Nelson) Sukow

December 31, 1933 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 85)

Memorial services for Delores A. Sukow will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday August 17, 2019 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, with Rev. Mark Boorsma officiating.  Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.  Inurnment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Moscow Township.

Delores passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Oak Park Place in Albert Lea.  She was 85 years old.

Delores Ann (Nelson) Sukow was born on December 31, 1933 in Deer Creek, IA to Norman and Alvina (Anderson) Nelson.  She grew up in Albert Lea and graduated Albert Lea High School in 1952.  She moved to the cities and worked at Northrup King.  On March 20, 1955 she was united in marriage to Leo Sukow at Oakland Lutheran Church, rural Albert Lea.  To this union, two children were born: Lori in 1957 and Larry in 1960.  The family lived in Richfield, Prior Lake, Isle, and have called Albert Lea home since 2000.

Delores worked at National Studios doing photo and portrait work.  For 20 years, she worked as an underwriter for American Family Insurance.  When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed going shopping, dancing, listening to music and being in her flower garden.  Delores enjoyed collecting things – chicken memorabilia being a favorite!  She liked playing card games with family and friends, reading, and enjoyed her winters in Arizona for 11 years.  Most importantly, she LOVED her family.  Family was everything to Delores, and she cherished every moment the family was together.  She was loveable and kind but was not afraid to tell you her opinion!

She is preceded in death by both parents, Norman and Alvina Nelson; and siblings, Kathlien Nelson, Elowein Nelson, Richard Nelson, and Dwaine Nelson.

Delores is survived by her husband of 64 years, Leo Sukow of Albert Lea; children, Lori Sukow of Albert Lea and Larry (Shelly) Sukow of Hastings; grandson, Lukas (Jamie) Sukow of Shakopee; siblings, Lois (Jerry) Berge, Sharon (Ron) Olson, Barb Allen, LaVonne “Bonnie” (Ralph) Dougherty, Robert (Sandie) Nelson, and Dennis (Donna) Nelson; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Oak Park Place and the caregivers at St. Croix Hospice for the care and compassion shown towards Delores.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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