Nancy passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 78. She was diagnosed with cancer in December of 2015 and fought a short but courageous battle for the past two months.
Nancy was born on November 16, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of Palmer and Eva (Skinner) Roisum. Nancy grew up in Grandin, ND where she received her schooling, graduating from Grandin High School in 1957. She moved to Fargo where she worked for the Fargo Nursing Home, now known as Rosewood on Broadway. Nancy was united in marriage to Marvin Nelson on July 29, 1971 in Grandin. They made their home on a farm near Cummings, ND. Nancy was well known in the area for working for area families and businesses doing cleaning and also working at the Hillsboro Nursing Home.
Nancy loved spending time with her family – especially her beloved grandsons. She spent countless hours helping care for them in their younger years. She was famous for her brownies and loved baking and sharing with her family and friends. Nancy also was an avid bingo player. In the later years she greatly enjoyed visiting with her “phone friends” late at night.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Char (Carl) Anderson of Blanchard, ND; her son, Les (Denise) Nelson of Hillsboro, ND; grandsons, Dontray and Zach; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Marvin.
VISITATION: 5-7 PM Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Wednesday
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Tuesday at the funeral home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Wednesday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro
BURIAL: Norway Cemetery near Hillsboro