Mervill Nelson

Sept. 28, 1967 – Nov. 28, 2018

Mervill Nelson, 51, of

Tioga, ND, passed away-

surrounded by loved

ones, after a courageous

battle with brain cancer

on Wednesday, November

28, 2018 at Tioga Medical

Center in Tioga, ND.

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home of Tioga is as-

sisting the family.

Friends may sign the

on-line register and give

their condolences at

Funeral services will be

held at Zion Free Luth-

eran Church of Tioga, Sa-

turday, December 8, 2018

at 11:00 a.m. with burial

in White Earth Cemetery

in White Earth, ND. Pas-

tor Richard Carr will offi-

ciate. Friends may call at

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home of Tioga on Fri-

day, December 7, 2018,

from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00

p.m. and at the church

one hour prior to services.

A family service open to

the public will be held at

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home in Tioga on Fri-

day, December 7, 2018 at

7:00 p.m.

Mervill Wayde Nelson

was born September 28,

1967 to Wayde and Joann

(Leholm) Nelson in Tioga.

He attended Chilcot

Country School and Tioga

Central Elementary

School and graduated

from Tioga High School in

1986. He attended Minot

State University and

North Dakota State

University in Fargo prior

to transferring to the

University of Montana in

Missoula, MT, where he

received his Bachelor of

Science Degree in Fores-

try in 1995. He was bap-

tized and confirmed in

the Lutheran faith.

Mervill was united in

marriage to Ann Royer on

November 9, 2006 in

Williston, ND. Mervill

and Ann enjoyed their

time together, including

the simple pleasure of go-

ing for a drive. He provid-

ed love and support

throughout their marriage

and tenderly cared for

Ann during her cancer

and loss of her mother.

Mervill worked various

oilfield and construction

jobs through the years.

He was employed at

Mainstay Suites in the

maintenance department

at the time of his cancer


He enjoyed playing

baseball, football and

wrestling during his

school years. He was an

avid Vikings’ fan and en-

joyed watching the games

with his mother-in-law,

Marge, who also was a

Vikings’ fan. He liked deer

hunting and fishing by the

creek with his family and

friends. He especially

loved Alaskan Malamutes

and walking the White

Earth hills with his dogs.

Mervill liked comedy

shows and we loved

listening to his infectious

laughter. He will be

remembered for his quick

wit and sense of humor.

He was a loving person

and loyally cared for his

grandparents and elderly


Mervill is survived by

his wife, Ann Nelson, Tio-

ga; stepchildren, Tyler

Langved and Katelyn

Langved, both of Tioga;

parents, Wayde and Joann

Nelson, rural Tioga; sister,

Lisa (Robert) Beauchamp,

Grand Forks, ND; father-

in-law, Alfred (Buddy)

Royer, White Earth, ND;

brothers-in-law, Paul

(Heather) Royer, White

Earth, ND, and Brian

(Debbie) Royer, Bowbells,

ND; aunts: Betty (Leholm)

Merrigan, Tucson, AZ;

Betty Leholm, Apple Val-

ley, MN; Louise (Richard)

Nelson Naylor, Talking

Rock, GA; and Cathy Nel-

son, Grand Forks, ND;

cousins: Sherri Trones,

Scott Nelson, Melinda No-

vacek, Lanae Horner, Julia

Bramblett, Michelle

Davis, Tamara Fifer, John

Leholm, Tonya Knuttila,

Shane Rosencrans, Shari

Obregon and Giselle

Hayes; nieces and

nephews; and good

friends, Todd (Toni) Mar-

mon, Tioga, Tracy (Mar-

mon) Thelen, Kenmare,

ND, and Darren Fredrick-

son, Minot, ND.

Mervill was preceded

in death by his grand-

parents, Arne and Alice

(Gulson) Leholm; Beatrice

(Peterson) Nelson Ode-

gaard; Chester Nelson and

Raymond Odegaard;

mother-in-law Marge

Royer; uncles: Arlen

Leholm; Allen Nelson;

and Rick Merrigan; and

aunt Jeanella (Odegaard)