Carol Olive Mae Samuelson

Nov. 29, 1937 – July 17, 2019

Carol Olive Mae Samu-

elson of Bismarck, ND

passed away on July 17,

2019 after 12 years of bat-

tling illness. She was sur-

rounded by loved ones.

Services will be held at

2:00 pm Saturday, July 20,

at Lutheran Church of the

Cross, 1004 E. Highland

Acres Rd, Bismarck, with

Rev. Lisa Ahlness officiat-ing. There will be no visi-


Burial will be at 3:00

pm Wednesday, July 24,

at the North Dakota

Veterans Cemetery, Man-


Carol was born in

Williston, ND on No-

vember 29, 1937. Her

parents were Reverend

Carl and Olga Nelson.

Carol graduated as the

valedictorian from Dakota

Lutheran Academy in

1955, where she was in-

volved in choir, cheer-

leading, and the women’s

quartet. She graduated

from Minot Trinity Luth-

eran Hospital with a BA

in Nursing followed by a

Master’s in Nursing in


She started her nursing

career in Minot, ND at

Trinity Lutheran followed

by Mohall, Mandan, and

retired from St. Alexius

Medical Center in

Bismarck after 54 years of

nursing. Carol’s warm and

loving personality made

her a wonderful nurse to

her patients as well as

friends and family.

Carol married David

Neubauer on January 11,

1959, together they had

five children: Kelly, Paul,

Jim, John, and Kristi.

Carol and David spent 20

years raising their chil-

dren throughout North


Carol married Albert

Samuelson March 25,

2000 in Florida. Carol and

Albert’s life together was

one of love, travel, and

family. Combined they

have 8 children, 12

grandchildren, and 13


If Carol wasn’t attend-

ing book club, PEO meet-

ings, practicing her many

instruments including the

piano, clarinet, violin, and

most recently the guitar;

she was loving up on her

great-grandchildren. Carol

was always up for an ad-

venture whether it was

exploring San Diego with

her youngest grandkids or

going for a motorcycle

ride around town. Carol

was also a talented artist.

She often surprised her

family with portraits and

paintings as gifts. Carol

was an avid reader, styl-

ish dresser and enjoyed

using her recipe books

more as suggestion books.

Carol will be remem-

bered for her kind and

welcoming heart, her abil-

ity to bring everyone to-

gether, and her devotion

to all of her favorite peo-

ple. She will be greatly

missed by many.

She is survived by her

husband, Albert Samuel-

son of Bismarck, ND;

brother, Jim “GOAT”

(Mary) Nelson of Clear-

water, MN; sister-in-law,

Bev Nelson of Eau Claire,

WI. Her children: Kelly

Neubauer of Jackson Hole,

WY; Paul (Keri) Neubauer

of Foley, MN; Joe (Janes-

sa) Delvo of Fargo, ND;

Jim Neubauer (Kim Laske)

of Mandan, ND; Kristi

(Vernon) Dovich of San

Diego, CA. Her

step-children Kathy (Ran-

dy) Heim of Detroit Lakes,

MN; and Theresa (John)

Finck of Mandan, ND. Her

grandchildren: Anna

(Nathan) Folk of Mandan,

ND; Cameron (Shelia)

Heim of Fargo, ND; Anita

(Jeremy) Bohner of Man-

dan, ND; Zachary (Callan)

Neubauer of St. Paul, MN;

Mike (Kendra) Finck of

Beulah, ND; Jordan (Lau-

ra) Neubauer of Princeton,

MN; Nikki (Brad) Faiman

of Bismarck, ND; Kathryn

(Justin) Doll of Mandan,

ND; Jordan Laske of Man-

dan, ND; Christopher Del-

vo of Fargo, ND; Tanner

Neubauer of Sartell, MN;

Christopher (Aurora Eck-

ert) Neubauer of Mandan,

ND; Andrew (Samantha)

Delvo of Fargo; Kaytlin

and Savanna Dovich of

San Diego, CA.


Parker, Brady, and Nash

Faiman. Karson Tipton,

Jonathan, Weston, and

Wyatt Bohner. Ayden and

Ethan Finck. Graham and

Isla Folk. Gemma Neu-

bauer. Bowen Doll. Tux

her beloved cat.

She was preceded in

death by parents, Carl and

Olga Nelson; her brother,

David G. Nelson; her sis-

ter Eunice Sanders; and

son, John C. Neubauer.

In lieu of flowers,

memorials can be sent to

the Lutheran Church of

the Cross, Milk River

Group Home Glasgow,

MT, Bismarck-Mandan

Symphony Orchestra, or

the Bismarck Art and Gal-

leries Association


We would like to thank

the staff at St. Alexis and

Sanford for their compas-

sion and care for Carol in

her final days.

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