Sister M. Claudia NelsonSister M. Claudia Nelson, age 88, a member of the Sisters of the Presentation, Fargo, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Ilama Mary (Ilamae) was born May 21, 1925, to Elizabeth Brown and Selmer Nelson in Chicago IL. The eldest of the seven Nelson children she grew up in Scobey, MT.
Ilamae entered the Order of the Presentation Sisters, received the name, Sister M. Claudia, and made Profession of Vows in 1946. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul and her graduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. An accomplished musician and skilled liturgist, Sister Claudia taught vocal and instrumental music at St. Mary’s and St. Anthony’s elementary schools in Fargo and at Shanley High School, St. James Academy, St. Alphonsus High School, and Gonzaga University.