Nielsen, Doris E. Born January 18, 1926 - Died January 20, 2020. Doris Thompson was born in Austin, Minnesota to parents E.T. and Christine (Knutson) Thompson. After graduating high school in Blooming Prairie in 1944, she went on to the University of Minnesota. Doris married Brooks R. Nielsen in July 1945. They had two sons, Dr. Jon Scott and Bradley Brooks. Doris was an active bridge player, and she loved the Vikings! Doris enjoyed the summer months over several years at Big Sandy Lake with her family. Doris and Brooks also spent many winter months in Mesa, AZ. Doris started the "Doris Nielsen Studio" art framing business in 1967 which operated successfully until 2000. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, E.T. Thompson and Christine Thompson. Doris is survived by husband, Brooks; children, Jon (Kirsten) and Bradley (Beverly); grandchildren, Anna, Andrew, Maggie and Michael; great-grandchildren, Grace, Jack, Lucy, Bailey and Tyler; sister, Shirley (Don) Bodenner; and nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996