Deloris G. Nelson Sheehan Guenther, age 100, died September 13, 2020 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.
Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2020 at Decoria Cemetery, rural Mankato with Pastor Jay Dahlvang, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, ECHO Food Shelf, or donor’s choice. Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Deloris was born April 7, 1920 to Fred and Tina (Schleusner) Nelson in Mankato. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Deloris graduated from Mankato High School in 1938. In May of 1938, Deloris married Howard Sheehan. Howard died on June 21, 1943. She married Woodrow “Woody” Guenther on February 21, 1946. Woody died on June 21, 1990. Deloris worked at Burke’s and Brett’s, retiring in 1972.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Deloris enjoyed her volunteer work at ECHO Food Shelf, Hot Meals on Wheels, with her church, and spending time with her family. Many summers were spent at their cabin on German Lake. She was a Good People Jefferson Award Winner in 2004.
Deloris is survived by four children, Barbara (William) Manske of Mankato, John (Sharon) Sheehan of Ham Lake, Susan (Harvey) Serr of North Mankato, Judy (Eugene) Mensing of Mankato; daughter-in-law, Roxanne Guenther of North Mankato; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; son, Gary; grandson, Rusty; brother, Ken Nelson.