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Rita Nelson

August 28, 2018

Funeral Service - Thursday

August 30, 2018
- 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

August 30, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Rita Nelson

August 28, 2018


Rita Rose Nelson (Dickerson), age 85, passed away peacefully on August 28th 2018 due to complications of End Stage Dementia. She had resided at Eventide for the past two years.

Rita is survived by her daughters Jocelyn Kent (Bill) from Fargo, and Shelly Hansen (Kerry) from Minneapolis. Son in law Larry Cossette. Grandchildren Nichole Cossette, Kelley Kent, Ryan Cossette, Kristopher Kent, Emma Hansen and Taylor Cossette, and 9 great grandchildren.Siblings Kathleen Nelson and Richard Dickerson. And a very special friend of the family, Cassie Hietala.

She is preceded in death by her husband Merton, daughter Rebecca, brother Robert, and great grandchild Dreya.

Rita was employed as a custodian at North Dakota State University for 21 years before she retired. She enjoyed her fellow employee’s and the interactions she experienced with many of the students there.


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4 responses to “Rita Nelson”

  1. Shari Roquet says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom, Shelly. Steve and Shari Roquet and family. 1335 10th St N Apt A Fargo ND 58102. Hope we can be in touch.

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  3. Deborah Tilley says:

    Dear Jocelyn and Shelly,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With Love, Debbie (Dickerson) Tilley

  4. Rhonda Bormann says:

    You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I saw your mom’s obituary.
    I was hoping to come this morning but unfortunately am not feeling well.
    Hugs to you and your family!
    Rhonda (701)412-6377

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