Mabel was born on August 24, 1929, to Russel and Mary (nee Sukorcheff) Esawoloff at Buchanan, SK. She attended Daisy School and at an early age she left school to help work on the family farm in the Wimmer/Watson area. After the Second World War ended, she met Alvin Nabseth and they began their lives together. They moved onto Alvin’s family farm in the Romance district and later another move was made into her present home in LeRoy. Mabel was a very hard-working lady and after her husband died, she raised their six children on her own by taking on jobs such as painting, working in the local cafes, the grocery store, cleaning houses, and cleaning the rink etc. Throughout it all, she was determined and dedicated to make a good life for her kids and to help them to succeed. Mabel was a proud member of the LeRoy Legion Auxiliary and the Lutheran Ladies Auxiliary and she enjoyed working at the fund raising tea and bake sales that both groups held. She was also very proud of her 30 years of service managing the booth at the LeRoy Skating Rink. One of Mabel’s favorite pastimes was gardening, as was evidenced by her well stocked shelves of homemade preserves and canning and her yard full of colorful blooms all summer long. She excelled at baking (the best buns ever) and she was an excellent cook (we all remember her special Borscht). In her spare time she loved playing bingo, card games with friends, quilting, and enjoying the little ones that came into her life throughout the years. When she was finally done working Mabel even managed to go on two cruises with her sister and brother-in-law.