Lori Nelson

March 5,1962-Sept.3,2017

Lori A. Nelson, 55, Up-

ham, ND, passed away

Sunday, September 3,

2017, at St. Andrews Hos-

pital in Bottineau.

Lori Ann Hamel was

born March 5, 1962, the

daughter of Kenneth and

Donna (Brandt) Hamel, in

Bottineau, ND. She was

raised and educated in

Upham and graduated

from Upham High School

in 1980.

Following her high

school graduation, Lori

worked several jobs

throughout the years and

for the past several years

as a housekeeper at the St.

Andrews Hospital in Bot-


Lori married Greg Nel-

son September 18, 1993,

in Upham. They made

their home in Upham.

She was a member of

New Hope Lutheran

Church in Upham.

She enjoyed spending

time with her family,

cooking breakfast for her

grandchildren and being a

listening ear for nieces

and nephews. She loved

to spend her free time

camping, fishing and en-

joying the outdoors. Lori

brought laughter (often

until you cried), love, and

fun everywhere she went.

Her quick wit and smart

remarks brought laughs

and groans alike to those

who knew and loved her.

Her loving family in-

cludes: husband, Greg,

Upham; son, Shea Brandt

(Amy Koehler), Upham;

grandchildren, Kyra,

Maci, and Kreagan

Brandt; siblings, Bob

(Lyn) Hamel, Fargo, Kathy

Brandt, Rugby, Jeff (Char-

lyn) Hamel, Towner, and

Randy Hamel, Fargo; and

several nieces, nephews,


great-nephews, and

cousins; and her dogs,

Zena and Dixie.

Lori was preceded in

death by her parents; four

brothers; niece, Danielle


Memorial Service: Sa-

turday, September 9,

2017,at 2:00 p.m. at New

Hope LutheranChurch,


Visitation: There will be

no reviewal, but friends

may sign the register book

onSaturday one hour pri-

or to the service at the


Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

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section at (www.