Inez Nielsen

Dec. 14, 1924-Dec. 31, 2017

Inez Nielsen, 93, Minot,

ND, formerly of Wash-

burn, ND, passed away

Sunday, December 31,

2017, at her residence.

Inez Rothmann was

born December 14, 1924,

the daughter of Matt and

Bertha (Giedd) Rothmann,

on the family farm in

Washburn, ND. She was

raised in Washburn,

where she attended the

country school.

Following graduation,

Inez attended Beauty

School in Bismarck, ND.

She then moved to Minot,

where she began working

as a Telephone Operator

for the phone company.

She also worked as a

Store Clerk for Harold’s

Department Store &


Inez married Melvin G.

Nielsen on December 31,

1947 in Minot. They made

their home in Minot, be-

fore moving to Duluth,

MN in 1966. They lived in

Minnesota for a few years

before returning to Minot

in 1970.

Melvin passed away on

October 5, 2002.

Inez was a member of

AARP and a Scrabble So-

cial Club. She and Melvin

enjoyed bowling together

for a number of years. She

also enjoyed making beau-

tiful handstitched quilts,

cross-stitching, sewing

her own clothing, plant-

ing flowers,

reading and playing


Surviving family in-


Son, Richard (Bonnie)

Nielsen, Minot; grandson,

Jason Nielsen, Minot;

sisters-in-law, Donna

Peterson, Marian Spencer

and Deannie Rothmann;

and numerous nieces and


Inez was preceded in

death by her parents; hus-

band of 54 years, Melvin

Nielsen; son Gary Nielsen;

and her brother James


Funeral: Thursday,

January 4, 2018, at 1:00

p.m. at Somerset Court

(Tranquility Room) – 1900

28th St SW, Minot, ND,


Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: One hour

prior to the service at

Somerset Court.

Memorials: are pre-

ferred to the Alzheimer’s

Association (

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