Nina J. Malmin, 80, of Wells, and formerly of Harmony and Preston, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Albert Lea Medical Center in Albert Lea.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1933, in Preston to Charles and Anna (Matson) Barber. She was raised in the Preston and Harmony areas. She attended country school in rural Preston and loved riding her horse as a child.

On Nov. 11, 1955, she married Herman Gullickson. He died on June 7, 1980. She married John McDonald on Dec. 20, 1980. He died on Jan. 17, 1998. On Aug. 19, 2006, she married Robert Malmin. He died on Dec. 26, 2009.

In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, gardening and houseplants. She was a member of Whalan Lutheran Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Anna (Gary) Hankton and Sue (Gregg) Wegner, both of Wells, and Janette (Jim Lindstrom) Gullickson of Stillwater; five grandchildren, Chad (Kortney) Briggs, Laura Briggs, Jennifer (Joe) Briggs, Jessica (Nate) Briggs and Edward Hankton; two great-grandchildren, Damien Briggs and Carly Jergenson; and a sister, Mary Waller of Chatfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, eight sisters and one brother.

The funeral service was held on Monday at Whalan Lutheran Church in Whalan with the Rev. Dan Watland officiating. Burial of her ashes will be in the Whalan Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.

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