Rodney Nelson

May 17, 1949-Oct. 28, 2020

A private family fun-

eral, due to covid restric-

tions, will be held for

Rodney Nelson, 71, of

Sims, ND. Burial will be

at the Sims Cemetery.

Rodney passed away on

Wednesday, October 28,

2020, at Sanford Hospital

in Bismarck after a short

battle with Stage IV liver


Rodney Rolf Nelson

was born on May 17,

1949, to Farrel and Mar-

tha Nelson. He grew up

on the family ranch in

Towner, ND. He attended

North Dakota State

University. Rodney mar-

ried Teri Olson on August

25, 1980. They raised two

kids, Annika and Lafe, on

the ranch at Sims, ND.

Rodney was a rancher,

brand inspector, cowboy

poet, and rodeo competi-

tor. He loved his grand-

sons, Haakon, Sigurd, and


He is survived by: his

wife, Teri, Sims, ND;

daughter, Annika Plum-

mer, Dickinson, ND; son,

Lafe (Sara) Nelson, and

their children, Haakon,

Sigurd, and Tollef; sisters,

Genevieve (John) Skog-

berg, Belle Fourche, SD

and Julie (Chuck) Cannon,

Rochester, MN; brother,

Orrin (Donna) Nelson,

Towner, ND; and several

nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in

death by: his parents,

father-in-law Leon Olson,

and son-in-law, Tyler


In lieu of flowers, con-

dolence cards to Rodney’s

family can be sent to 4905

44th St., Almont, ND


Remembrances and

condolences can be

shared with the family at



Stevenson Funeral Home

& Crematory – Glen Ul-

lin, ND