Bertha “Buddy” Nelson, age 80, of Cokato, Minnesota, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at Cokato Manor in Cokato. Memorial service will be Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato, with interment at the Cokato Finnish Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato on Monday, June 16, 2014, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 PM. Further visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Cokato and Howard Lake.