Roger M. Nelson, age 87 of Edmore, ND and formerly Park River, ND passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the First Care Health Center of Park River.
Roger Millard Nelson was born February 1, 1932 in Grafton, ND the son of the late Millard and Lyla Nelson. He was raised and attended school in Adams, ND. He graduated from Adams High School in 1949. After graduating, Roger worked on the family farm. He enlisted in the Army and served from 1953 to 1955 at Fort Hood, TX. He returned home and married Mavis Harpestad on December 20, 1957 in Max, ND. Roger and Mavis lived in Adams, until moving to Park River in 1962. Roger farmed throughout his life. He also worked for Livestock Options Market, as the Park River Elementary school custodian, and served 27 years with the North Dakota Highway Department, retiring in 1995.
Roger was a member of Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church of rural Adams and Our Saviours Lutheran Church of Park River. He was a lifelong member of the Gustavus Adolphus Cemetery Association. Roger and Mavis loved to bowl and spent many long North Dakota winters bowling in leagues.
Roger is survived by his daughter: Melaine (Lyle) Korynta, Glyndon, MN; granddaughters: Amanda Korynta (Cody Asperheim), Fargo, ND, Katlin (Brady) Timme, Panama City, FL, and Lauren Korynta (Michael Enfield), Watertown, SD; sister: Debra Nelson, Fargo, ND. He was preceded in death by his wife Mavis and his parents.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River, ND.
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