Valeria A. Nystrom

Valeria Anne Nystrom, 81, Fargo, entered into eternal life on November 15th, 2020. She was at peace in her own home, surrounded by all her children, just as she wished. Valeria was affectionately known as “Larry” or “Val” throughout her life.

Valeria was born on February 5th, 1939 in Karlsruhe, ND to Jacob and Regina (Boehm) Merck. She was the youngest of 15 children. Her family farmed, and she graduated from Karlsruhe High School in 1957. After high school she moved to Minot, ND and lived with her sisters and worked at TBA wholesalers.

Valeria met Milo Nystrom while living in Minot and they were married on July 9th, 1960 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Karlsruhe. After their wedding they made their home in Minneapolis, MN. Later they returned to North Dakota and made their home in Kenmare where they raised their three children. The family farmed, and later owned a restaurant and bar, and Val was always involved there, or doing the bookkeeping during those years. In 1984 Milo and Valeria moved to Fargo, North Dakota where they operated another business. Val eventually worked at Sanford Hospital in the dietary department where she was employed for about 12 years before retiring.

Val was a hard worker, but always made a point to be home while their children were of school age. Val, and Milo, were selfless to a fault towards their children. Always taking off early from work to attend their children’s sporting events, or other activities. Their gift giving on Birthday’s, and especially Christmas, to their children was without limits. Even after their children had moved out of the house, they continued to go above and beyond, whenever they needed help. After Milo’s passing in 2002, Val continued to live in the home they had made in Fargo until her own passing. She could always be found enjoying all kinds of sports on television, or the Catholic television channel.

Val was fiercely dedicated to her Catholic faith throughout her life. From her strong Catholic upbringing, to how she raised her children, until her final words of “thank you Father” to Father Ross for giving her the Last Rights. A Rosary was her constant companion throughout the years. Val’s life will be characterized by her faith in God, and as being a tireless servant to the Lord. Valeria’s loving family includes her children Kirk, Shari (Kyle), and Mark (Jean), all of Fargo, ND; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; sisters Maryann Burckhard, Ida Lauinger, Agnes Traiser, Angela (Emanuel) Klein and Regina Feist.

She was preceded in eternal life by her loving husband Milo Nystrom; her parents; brothers Mike, John, Christ, Fred, Frank and Tony; sisters Eva, Helen, and Catherine.

Visitation will take place from 1:00-2:00 PM with a Funeral Mass at 2:00 PM Monday, November 23, 2020 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo. Live stream will be available on the Boulger Funeral Home Website. Burial will take place  at Holy Cross North Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online Guestbook:

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