June 22, 1934 ~ July 30, 2022
Nellie Jean’s service will be livestreamed at 2PM, Saturday, August 13th
Nellie Jean Audrey Vangsness passed away on July 30, 2022 at Sanford Medical at the age of 88.
Nellie Jean was born June 22, 1934 to Leonard and Olga (Petersen) Anderson in Rugby, ND.
Nellie Jean was united in marriage to Elmer Vangsness on January 22, 1954 in Rugby, ND. They moved to Fargo, ND in 1958. Nellie Jean worked at the NDSU library for 25 years until retiring in 1996. Nellie Jean volunteered at the Sons of Norway for 24 years, even though Nellie Jean was a Swede, she thought she could teach them a thing or two.
Nellie Jean was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the Sons of Norway.
Nellie Jean is survived by her sons, Gary (Cindy) of Gilbert, MN; David of Fargo; and her daughter, Janice (Brian) Templin of Waite Park, MN; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Larry Anderson of Moorhead, MN; and Alan Mark (Bonnie) Anderson of Fargo.
Nellie Jean was proceeded in death by her husband, Elmer (2013); her parents; step father, Albin Anderson; and brother Fredrick Leon Anderson.
Burial: October 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am
North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery Mandan ND
1825 46th St Mandan ND 58554