Maurine Ellen Sarah Bexell, age 93 of Hastings died December 15, 2012 at Regina Assisted Living.
Maurine was born March 16, 1919 in Nicollet County, MN to Herman Emanuel and Emma Sarah Catherine (Eckberg) Nelson. She married Rev. Everett L. Bexell on June 24, 1942 in St. Peter, MN. Rev. Bexell died in 1983. She was a former secretary at Tilden Elementary School in Hastings for 20 years. Maurine was a member of the Regina Auxiliary, Our Saviour’s Ev. Lutheran Church and the Hastings Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband ; brothers Sheldon and Arden Nelson; sister Doris Eilertson and sister-in-law Marvel Nelson. Maurine is survived by two sons Rev. Luther (Mary) Bexell of St. Paul and Rev. Dr. Joel (Donna) Bexell of Cottage Grove; grandchildren Dr. Sarah Bexell of CO, Wendy (Shannon) Sweeney of Waconia, Aaron Bexell of Rockford, IL, Julie (Todd) Sieben of Denmark Twp., MN, Laura (Josh) Oien of Woodbury, Barbie (Paul) Erickson of Burnsville; great-grandchildren Adam Orde, Madison, Daniel and Reese Sweeney, Megan Sieben and twins Violet and Greta Sieben, Lena Oien, and Lyla Erickson; also brother-in-law Rev. Marvin Palmquist and “adopted daughter” Sharon Nandzik.
The Funeral Service, officiated by Rev. Lloyd Menke will be held 11 AM Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Our Saviour’s EV. Lutheran Church, 400 West Ninth St., Hastings, with visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings. Pallbearers are Sarah Bexell, Shannon Sweeney, Aaron Bexell, Todd Sieben, Josh Oien, and Paul Erickson. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.