Eva M. Nelson went peacefully into the arms of God on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the age of 94, at the Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the time of services. Social distancing and use of a mask is recommended. Funeral service will be live streamed on the Askew Funeral Homes Facebook page.
Eva Myrtle Wolfgram was born May 2, 1926 in Flasher, ND to Harry and Lora ‘Myrtle’ Wolfgram. She was the oldest of seven children, two brothers and four sisters.
Eva attended Hamilton School, graduating in 1944. Following graduation, and a summer session at Mayville State Teacher College, she taught for a year in a one room school in the Tyner School District, rural Cavalier, ND.
She married Lester Harvey Nelson on January 13, 1945 in Grand Forks, ND. They lived in Clyde, ND for four years and then spent the majority of their married life in Hamilton, ND.
Eva worked at Burke’s Bakery in Cavalier, and for fourteen years was a nurses aide and activity director at the Pioneer Rest Home in Bathgate, ND. For over twenty-five years, Eva filled many roles at the Chuckwagon Cafe in Cavalier. Her homemade pies, donuts and caramel rolls were her specialty. Eva finally retired when she was 80 years old.
Eva was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Hamilton and had a strong sense of faith. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and sewing.
Family was everything to Eva and she treasured every in- person visit, phone call, letter and photo, as well as years of family gatherings; especially the annual mother/daughter shopping trips.
Eva had been living in the Wedgewood Manor Nursing Home since 2016. During that time, she developed many close and meaningful relationships with several staff members.Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, two brothers, Virgil Wolfgram and Gerald Wolfgram, and two sisters, Fern Marcum, and Donna Henschel.
She is survived by her children, Roger (Connie) Nelson, Santa Fe, NM, Evonne (John) Blair, St. Thomas, ND, Brad (Susan) Nelson, Cavalier, ND, Paulette (Ron) Keney, Bismarck, ND, Brenda (Jeff) Schauer, Wishek, ND, Scott Nelson, Hamilton, ND, Lisa (Randy) Ermer, Cavalier, ND, 17 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren; and sisters: Shirley (Erick) Lawonn and Darlene Henschel.