Marilyn Agnes Nelson, age 65, of Bowbells, N.D., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center in Minot.
Marilyn was born the fourth of six children, to Bertil C. and Agnes (Hagen) Olson, on July 4, 1947, at St. Luke's Hospital in Crosby. She attended Lexington Country School through the eighth grade and then went on to school in town, where she graduated from Crosby High School in 1965.
Marilyn married Berndean H. Nelson on July 10, 1965, and they were blessed with three children, Berndean "Todd," Tami Leigh and Troy Aaron. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother for 47 years.
Marilyn spent most of her career in banking. She was most recently employed at Dakota Bank in Bowbells but retired due to illness.
Marilyn's home was often filled with her children and grandchildren. She was extremely proud of all of them and her family was the most important part of her life. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, decorating and antiques.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Bertil C. and Agnes Olson; twin siblings; father-in-law, Bennie F. Nelson; and brother-in-law, Gene Nelson.
She is survived by: her husband of 47 years, Berndean, of Bowbells; her three children, Todd, and wife, Kim Nelson, Tami Chrest and Troy Nelson, all of Bowbells; five grandchildren, Gabrielle Mae Nelson, McKenzie Leigh Chrest, Kennedy Hope Chrest, Keaton Nelson Chrest and Peyton Troy Nelson, also all of Bowbells; two brothers, Burton (Judy) Olson, of Crosby, and Robert (Nola) Olson, of Bismarck; three sisters, Irene (Paul) Gibson, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Carolyn (Warren) Haagenson, of Fargo, and Beverly (Danny) Dilley, of Edmonds, Okla.; mother-in-law, Hazel Nelson, of Crosby; and brother-in-law, Jeremy (Connie) Nelson, of Crosby; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in rural Crosby, with Pastors Ethyl Mae Nelson and John Syvertson co-officiating.
Visitation will be today, Aug. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby, and also Monday, one hour before the service, at the church.
Stakston-Martin Funeral Home of Crosby is in charge of arrangements.