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Published September 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Frances V. Nelson

Frances V. Nelson, 94 of Fargo, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo.

Frances was born on September 30, 1918 in Upham, ND to Hans and Mary (Austin) Holen. She grew up and attended school in Grafton, ND. On September 10, 1941 she married Manard Nelson. She spent 3 years living in Minneapolis during World War II while Manard was in the service. They lived in the Grafton-Hoople area for many years before moving to West Fargo in 1954. Frances was an active member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in West Fargo and was known there as one of the “3 musketeers”.

Frances V. Nelson

Frances V. Nelson, 94 of Fargo, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo.

Frances was born on September 30, 1918 in Upham, ND to Hans and Mary (Austin) Holen. She grew up and attended school in Grafton, ND. On September 10, 1941 she married Manard Nelson. She spent 3 years living in Minneapolis during World War II while Manard was in the service. They lived in the Grafton-Hoople area for many years before moving to West Fargo in 1954. Frances was an active member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in West Fargo and was known there as one of the “3 musketeers”.

Frances loved to play cards, go dancing and was an avid reader. After Manard’s death in 1984, she moved to Tulsa, OK for a few years where she was active in volunteer work. Upon returning to the Fargo area, she continued volunteering at the Roger Maris Cancer Center library. She especially enjoyed being a wife and mother and spending time with her family.

Frances is survived by her children, Terry (Lynne) Nelson of Key Biscayne, FL, David (Susan Mills) Nelson of De Leon Springs, FL, Gayle Nelson of Bonita Springs, FL, Robert (Debbie) Nelson of Fargo, Susan (Tom) Falck of Grand Forks, ND, Randi (Doug) Schroeder of West Fargo, Lori (Bill) O’Brien of Broken Arrow, OK; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Sharonay of Phoenix, AZ; 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bethany Homes for the care they provided to Frances.

Funeral Service: Friday, September 13th at 2:00 pm at West Funeral Home, West Fargo with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

www.westfuneralhome.com

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