Agnes Helena (Banna) Nielsen

June 20, 1920 ~ June 21, 2018 (age 98)

Agnes Helena Nielsen, 98, of Bemidji, died on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Neilson Place in Bemidji.  She was born June 20, 1920 in Maddock, North Dakota, to Pernille and Harold Banna.  She married Norby Nielsen on November 21, 1940.

Preceding her in death are her mother and father, husband, Norby Nielsen, sisters Emma Ronngren and Margaret Draper, brothers Palmer Baanna and Joseph Baana, and nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her son, Terry Nielsen (Mary Thoreson) of Bemidji; three grandchildren, Matthew (Beth) Nielsen of Bemidji, Sarah (Brian) Sherwood of Bemidji and Kimberly (Brent) Dellapaolera of Lincoln, NE; four great grandchildren, Brenden, Brady and Bryce Sherwood and Ari Nielsen; nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Agnes graduated from high school in Breckinridge, Minnesota.  Agnes and Norby spent their entire life farming 9 miles west of Rothsay, Minnesota. They retired in 1980 and moved to Bemidji with the birth of their first grandchild.

She loved her grandchildren, gardening and flowers, cooking and baking.

The visitation is at 1 PM on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home.  The funeral service will follow at 2 PM on Friday, June 29, 2018 also at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home.  Reverend Robert Wentzel will be officiating. The burial will be at Frohn East Side Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

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