Norman A. Nevland

Nov. 29, 1943-Aug. 6, 2018

Norman A. Nevland, Jr.,

74, Minot, died Monday,

August 6, 2018 in a Minot

Nursing Home.

Norman was born No-

vember 29, 1943 at Valley

City, North Dakota the

son of Norman Sr. and

June (Worthington) Nev-

land. He was raised in

Hannaford, ND and later

moved to Fargo, where he

attended Fargo South

High School. He enlisted

and entered into active

duty service with the U.S.

Navy on November 30,

1960, serving during the

Vietnam War. He was sta-

tioned in a home port of

San Diego on the USS Tu-

lare, an attack cargo ship.

His first mission was

escorting Russian subma-

rines out of Cuba during

the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Norman was then

transferred to the USS Or-

iskany, an aircraft carrier

that he spent the

remainder of his honor-

able service until his

discharge on November

27, 1964. Following his

military service, he re-

turned to North Dakota

and was employed with

the Great Northern Rail-

road in Minot.

Norman was united in

marriage to Marion J.

Lysne on January 9, 1966

in Velva. Their union was

blessed with three chil-

dren, Maren, Dawn and

Chad. They called Minot

home. Norman left the

railroad in 1969 to begin

his career with the Minot

Police department, where

he started as a patrolman.

He was later promoted to

work as a Detective of in-

vestigation in the areas of

drug enforcement and ar-

son detection, where he

received special training.

Having had a heart attack

in 1997, he chose to retire

in 1998. After retirement

he was employed with the

Dakota Dental Lab in

Minot for several years.

Norman was a member

of First Lutheran Church,

the Blue Knights Motorcy-cle Chapter, American Le-

gion, along with the Ea-

gles and Elks Clubs, all of

Minot. He was a proud

Vietnam Veteran. For

several years, he served as

a Scout Master along with

Wally Heinle for Boy

Scout Troop #425. His

hobbies and interests in-

clude fishing, hunting and

motorcycling with friends

and family. He glowed at

the sight of his grandchil-

dren and valued the time

spent with his family. He

worked his entire life to

provide for his family and

will be missed by all who

were blessed to share in

his life.

Norman’s loving family

includes: wife of 52 years,

Marion; children, Maren

(Scott) Weishaar, St. Paul,

MN, Dawn Hinckley,

Minot and Chad (Heather)

Nevland, Plum City, WI; 9

grandchildren, Jaime and

Casey Weishaar, Kayla

and Samantha Hinckley,

Paige, Payton, Isabel, Brai-

ley and Kaelyn Nevland; 5

great-grandchildren, Ay-

den, Ava, Amelia, Asher &

Ariel; uncle, Tom Nev-

land, Miles City, MT; si-

blings, Gary (Vicki)

Jacobs, McComb, MS,

Lanny (Diane) Butler,

Crozet, VA, Kim (Brian)

Dunne, Manhatten Beach,

CA; his brothers and sis-

ters-in-law, Lyle Lunde,

Bottineau, Richard and

Thelma Lysne, Velva, Au-

drey Needham, Fargo,

Karen Krebsbach, Minot;

along with numerous

nieces, nephews and


Norman was preceded

in death by his parents

and siblings, Craig Fe-

land, Jeffrey Butler, Lane

Nevland along with his

brothers and sisters in

law, Howard & Claribel

Lysne, Orvin and Irene

Lysne, Merle Lunde, Don

Needham and Paul


Celebration of Life ser-

vice: Monday, August 20,

2018 at 11:00 a.m. in First

Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Veterans

Section of Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: At the re-

quest of family there will

not be a viewing, however

friends may sign the

memorial register book on

Sunday, August 19, 2018

from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories are

invited to use the expres-

sions of sympathy section

at (www.thomasfamily