Carol Nelson, 62, of Fairmount, ND, passed away with her family by her side, on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, followed by a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton. Visitation will continue on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, followed by her funeral service at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Fairmount. Rev. Mark Gronseth will officiate the service. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton. Everyone is invited to the Fairmount Community Center for lunch after the burial. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.
Carol Jean Olson was born on March 24, 1957 to Clyde and Ethel (Thimjon) Olson in Breckenridge, MN. She grew up in Wahpeton where she attended school until moving to Ortonville, MN, and graduating from Ortonville High School in 1974. While in Ortonville, Carol met the love of her life, Lynn Nelson, and the two were united in marriage on June 14, 1975. They lived for a short while in Ortonville, Embden, ND, and Sutton, ND, before settling in Fairmount where they raised their three daughters.
Carol dedicated her life to supporting her family in whatever they did. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, taking rides in the corvette, watching the leaves turn, cheering on the Minnesota Vikings, and spending time with her family and friends at their lake place on Ten Mile Lake. Carol loved all types of music, especially oldies, and playing Christmas Carols on the piano. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fairmount.
Carol is survived by her husband of 44 years, Lynn Nelson, Fairmount; her children, Stacie (Benji) Boll and their children, Taylor and Mason, of Wahpeton, Jamie (Mike) Nelson and their children, Mya, Brady, and Kale, of Washburn, ND, and Mandie (Chris) Kallhoff and their children, Hudsyn, Holland, and Hayes, of Fargo, ND; her brother, Bruce (Gayle) Olson, Breckenridge, MN; her sister-in-law, Sharon Olson, Breckenridge; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Ethel, and three brothers.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the School for the Blind.