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Karolyn Nelson

April 28, 1939 — March 1, 2020

Karolyn Nelson, age 80, of Wyndmere, ND, left us to join her beloved husband, DuRayne, in the arms of our heavenly father on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at her home.  Visitation will be held at Wyndmere Lutheran Church on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM followed by a prayer service.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 7, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM followed by her funeral service at 10:30 AM at the church.  Pastor Diane Krumm will officiate the service.  Burial will be in Freeman Cemetery in rural McLeod, ND.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton.

Karolyn was born April 28, 1939 in Breckenridge, MN to Ernest and Norine (Huseth) Kjar. She was baptized at United Lutheran Church in rural McLeod and confirmed at Wyndmere Lutheran Church.

Karolyn married the love of her life, DuRayne Nelson, on June 12, 1960. They resided in several locations before finally settling down in Wyndmere.  Karolyn found great joy serving the community at Wyndmere Public School for “several” years.

She is survived by her three children, Jeff (Esther) Nelson, Ogden, UT, Darla (Stuart) Strege, Hankinson, ND, Joel (Kim) Nelson, Hankinson, ND; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; five sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, DuRayne; parents, Ernie and Norine; brother, Bob; and three brothers-in-law, Jim Haberman, Bill Haberman, and Mike Westrom.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Jessy’s Toy Box.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 6, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wyndmere Lutheran Church

318 3rd St, Wyndmere, ND 58081

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Prayer Service

Friday, March 6, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wyndmere Lutheran Church

318 3rd St, Wyndmere, ND 58081

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Visitation

Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Wyndmere Lutheran Church

318 3rd St, Wyndmere, ND 58081

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Wyndmere Lutheran Church

318 3rd St, Wyndmere, ND 58081

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