Ardella “Della” Louise (Johnson) Nelson of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota went home to her Lord and Savior on September 28, 2019 from the Senior Class Care Center in Pequot Lakes, MN, she was 83. Della was born on December 11th, 1935 in Mt. Lake, MN to Albert and Linea Johnson.
Della was raised in Mt. Lake, MN. She attended a country school. She got a job at the Butterfield produce at the age of 16. Della met the love of her life at the local roller-skating rink. There was a “girl’s choice” skate, she asked David to skate and she never let go. Ardella and David were married on August 11th, 1954. Together they raised five children. Della worked nights at Fingerhut, then started working with her husband laying carpet and vinyl. She was a very hard-working woman. When her feet hit the floor in the morning, she was off and running. They owned Fireside Carpet in Nisswa, then at Bay Carpet & Tile in Walker. Della loved to cook, bake and tending to her flowers and canning. She was faithful in her belief in God and her daily devotions. Della always said, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” She never faltered in her love and never held a grudge.
She is preceded in passing by her parents, Albert and Linea Johnson; a granddaughter, Cheyann; a great grandson, Isaac; sisters, Lorraine and Darlene and brothers, Verne and George.
Della leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 65 years, David; a daughter, Terri (Rick); four sons, Jeff (Vicki), Todd (Traci), Kory (Deanna) and Chad (Lisa); brothers, Lee and Les Johnson; 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, many nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service for Della will be begin at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church, 29318 Patriot Avenue, Pequot Lakes, MN. There will be a two-hour visitation prior to services beginning at 12:00 p.m. also at the church. Pastor Gary Liker will officiate.
Della’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com