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Alpha Nelson

Apr 1, 2016


Alpha Nelson, age 93, of Sheyenne, ND, passed away Sunday, Easter morning, March 27, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND.

Alpha Thompson was born on October 16, 1922, in Rock Township near Sheyenne, ND, the daughter of Andrew and Hilda (Larson) Thompson. She graduated from Sheyenne High School in 1941, attended Minot Teachers College (MSU), and later taught school in Cathay, ND.

Alpha was united in marriage to Clifford Nelson on November 10, 1944, in Sheyenne. They farmed for many years NE of Sheyenne in Benson County. Clifford died January 14, 2000, and Alpha continued to live on the farm.

She is survived by her four children; Gordon (companion DeAnna Scevers) Nelson, Sheyenne, Sharon Oppen, Towner, Dianne (Bob) Hanson, Sheyenne, and Janel (friend Gilbert Horner) Nelson, Linton; two nieces and one nephew. Alpha was also blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Wednesday 11AM 7PM, with a Prayer Service at 7PM, all in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford

Funeral Service: First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND, on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:30AM

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne, ND

Alpha’s complete history is available, and On-line condolences may be sent, at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com

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