Rhoda M. Nelson Campbell, age 94, of Alexandria, died peacefully in her home at Edgewood Senior Living on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
Private family interment will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Minnesota Lake.
Rhoda Mae was born at home in Minnesota Lake on November 6, 1925, to Arthur and Sadie (Kenward) Olson. She grew up in Minnesota Lake where she graduated from high school. Following her education, she worked in Minneapolis where she met her future husband, Vern Nelson. They were married on April 12, 1946, in Minneapolis. Following their marriage, she became a homemaker and raised her three children. They relocated to Alexandria in 1964. Rhoda enjoyed attending Bible studies, playing Bridge, gardening and coffee with friends. She also volunteered at the hospital, nursing home and Meals on Wheels. Rhoda married Walter Campbell in 1987, and together lived in St. Cloud. She returned to Alexandria in 2011, where she lived until her death.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands; four brothers; sister, and son, Craig Nelson.
Rhoda is survived by her two daughters, Sandy (Mike) Schoenack of Alexandria and Patty (Matt) Iott of Rochester; brother, Darrell Olson of Minnesota Lake; Justin (Jessica) Schoenack, Joe (Ashley) Schoenack, David Iott, Elizabeth (Grant) Thomson, Sadie Iott, Andy (Nghiem) Nelson, Kael Nelson and Molly Nelson; and six great-grandchildren, Paul Schoenack, Rachel Schoenack, Roland Nelson, Astrid Nelson, Cameron Schoenack and Lucy Schoenack.
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