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Eleanor Nelson

May 12, 1938 - May 23, 2014


5-7:00 P.M. Monday, May 26, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

A luncheon will be served following the service in Boulger Funeral Home's Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.


Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Eleanor Nelson

May 12, 1938 - May 23, 2014


Eleanor O. Nelson, 76, Fargo passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at the palliative care unit of Sanford Health, Fargo surrounded by her family.

Eleanor was born May 12, 1938 in Hazelton, North Dakota to Louis and Martha (Eichorst) Ohlhauser. She attended Hazelton High School, graduating in 1956. She worked in Hazelton for a short time before moving to Bismarck where she began working for Northwest Bell Telephone Company. She married Earl Nelson on September 4, 1960 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hazelton, North Dakota. They lived in Bismarck and Casselton before making their home in Fargo in 1995.

She loved to play cards and travel. She enjoyed spending winters in Arizona and always loved spending time with her friends and grandchildren. Hospitality was the gift she brought to everyone wherever she was.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Earl, Fargo; children, Jolene (Blake) Easton, Fergus Falls, MN, Darcy (Mark Carlson) Christensen, Glendale, AZ, Dawn (Mike) Woytassek, Fargo, ND, Carmen (Mark) Brough, Fort Wayne, IN, sisters, Edna (Don) Flynn, Bismarck, ND, Janice (Joe) Juma, Stanley, ND, brother, Ernie Ohlhauser, Bismarck, ND, and 17 grandchildren, Maggie, Cate, Serrah, Emily, Andrew, Todd, Ben, Max, Erin, Amanda, Kayla, Victoria, Meriah, Alicia, Marco, Bella and Savannah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Rudy, sisters, Tillie and Florence and son-in-law Robert Christensen.

Although the above tells about my life and accomplishments, my funeral will center around, not what I have done, but around what God has done for me. For the sins that I have committed, Christ has earned forgiveness for me. He suffered and died on the cross so that I am with Him in heaven. These are the accomplishments that need to be considered at my funeral. The next time you see me you too will be in glory.


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  1. Eyvonne Wright White says:

    Louisville ColoradoEleanor and I were very close freinds in high school and graduated together in 1956. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I will always remember her wonderful smile and warm and sincere hospitality. In my memory I can still hear her hearty laugh. I will never forget it. She was a wonderful friend and she will be missed.
    Eyvonne White

  2. DeAnn and Tim Cunningham says:

    Cary North CarolinaWishing you the comfort of our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Richard and Joan Nelson says:

    Silver Spring MarylandEarl and Family

    Even though we are not able to be with you today, our thoughts and prayers are there as you celebrate Eleanor’s life.

    I will always remember how understanding, supportive and kind Eleanor was during my serious health issues over the past years. I still keep her sweet gifts on my desk and think of her every time see them.

    She was a very special lady. So sorry for your great loss.

  4. virg n mary schatz says:

    mesa azGOD LOVES YOU AND WE LOVE YOU. You are all in our prayers during this time in your lives. TRUST IN THE LORD

  5. Kari Harter White says:

    Sioux Falls SDSorry for the loss of your mother. Your thoughts will be with me.

  6. Gloria Pederson says:

    Cottage Grove Mn.I am so sorry for your loss, there are never any words to say to make the pain better but know that all of you are in my heart and in my prayers, love to all of you.

  7. Dean & Josie Glatt says:

    Bismarck ND
    Darcy and family,
    Our condolences on the loss of your Mom. Each of your great smiles always reminded me of each of you.
    God Bless you and your family.
    Dean & Josie

  8. June Novacek says:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss!

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