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Published December 27, 2012, 12:00 AM

Howard Nelson

Howard Nelson, 95, Fargo, ND died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Bethany on 42nd, Fargo.

Howard Valentine Nelson was born on Feb. 14, 1917 on the family farm near Mapleton, ND to Otis and Martha (Von Englen) Nelson. He grew up on the farm and attended school in Mapleton. Upon graduation, he started farming with his father. Howard married Georgine Lydia Jahnke on June 1, 1938 in Sisseton, SD. They farmed in the Casselton, ND area before moving into Casselton in 1986. For several years, they spent winters in California.

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