Arlyce J. Nylander

May 16, 1938-Jan. 8, 2021

Arlyce J. Nylander, 82,

Minot, passed away Janu-

ary 8, 2021, at Trinity

Hospital in Minot with

her daughter and

son-in-law at her bedside.

Arlyce was born on

May 16, 1938 to Arlo and

Mabel (Monson) Jensen,

in Powers Lake, ND. She

was born on her mother’s

birthday, which created

opportunities for many

birthday parties together.

As a young girl, she lived

on her grandparent’s farm

and attended school in

Lund’s Valley, ND.

She often shared many

fond memories of those

years. Later, they moved

to a farm near Stanley,

ND, where she became a

proud graduate of the

Class of 1956. She and her

classmates have contin-

ued to be friends ever

since. Two of Arlyce’s

closest classmates were

her cousins, Lowell Jen-

sen and Roger Borg. She

always felt like they were

the brothers she never


Arlyce married Kenneth

Nylander in September

1956 and they farmed

near Tioga, ND. Their

children, Lisa and Cory,

came into their lives dur-

ing this time. Arlyce was

active at Zion Lutheran

Church in Tioga, serving

as a church organist for

many years.

Arlyce, Lisa and Cory

moved to Williston, ND in

1975. She began working

at the Music Mart and

later transferred to posi-

tions as an administrative

assistant at Moore and As-

sociates, Kerr McGee and

Hess. She was active

member and church or-

ganist at Emmanuel Free

Lutheran Church.

Arlyce moved to Minot

in 1993 to be closer to

Lisa and Jason and their

children. She loved the

close proximity to her

family. Using the true

talent that God gave her,

she served as a church or-

ganist at several churches

in Minot. She also in-

spired many young musi-

cians, while teaching

them piano lessons. Ar-

lyce teamed up with other

talented friends who

shared her passion for

music. Performing with

The Hattitudes and Rhap-

sody in Red brought her

hours of enjoyment. Ar-

lyce had a flair for design,

whether it was her ap-

pearance, her home or her

yard. Bold colors, sparkle

and attention to detail

were apparent in all that

she did. In retirement, Ar-

lyce led several Bible stu-

dies and was an active

part of the prayer ministry

at Our Redeemers.

Arlyce was a caring,

generous friend to many.

She viewed her friends as

blessings and worked to

keep in contact with them

regularly, through visits,

phone calls, texts and


Arlyce unapologetically

loved her Lord, her family

and her friends.

Arlyce is survived by:

her daughter Lisa Olson

(Jason) of Minot, ND and

her son Cory Nylander, as

well as her grandchildren,

Nicholas Olson (Brittany)

and their children Theo-

dore, Thomas and Eleanor

of New Prague, MN, Kayla

Darling (Christopher) and

their son Oliver of Minot,

ND, Cody Nylander of

Omaha, NE and Christian

Olson (Courtney) and

their sons Grayson, Eas-

ton and Kooper of Willis-

ton, ND.

She was preceded in

death by: her parents,

Arlo and Mabel Jensen.

Celebration of Life ser-

vice: Saturday, January

16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in

Our Redeemers Church,

Minot. Masks are required

and social distancing

guidelines will be fol-


Livestream of service:

To view the service live,

please access the link on

Arlyce’s obituary page on

the funeral home website.

Interment: Fairview

Cemetery, Stanley, ND

Visitation: At her re-

quest, there will not be a

viewing, however friends

may sign the memorial re-

gister book Friday, Janu-

ary 15th from 4:00-6:00

p.m. in Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.

Masks are required and

social distancing guide-

lines will be followed.

Those wishing to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share messages of

sympathy are invited go

to www.thomas