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Orvis B. Nelson
2.25.1933 - May 18, 2020

Place of Birth: Watford City, North Dakota
Residence: rural Homestead, Montana
Age: 87

May 18, 2020
Mr. Nelson was the neighborly sort, always polite to those he met. He will be remembered by all who knew him and those memories will be reminisced well into the years to come. So with saddened hearts today may we hope for a better tomorrow. John 5:28,29 Psalm 37:11,29
Randy & Stacy Brunsvold (Sidney, MT)
May 19, 2020
Sending our love and prayers to all of you as family. Such a wonderful guy your Dad was! Hold tight to your memories. Thinking of you all.
Dar Jung (Folkestad) (Jamestown, ND)
May 19, 2020
Orvis was such a nice man and I know he will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Barbie (Barb) Cardenas (Humble, Texas)
May 19, 2020
Prayers & hugs. Orvis was my 1st cousin but I thought of him as an Uncle to whom I could ask advise because he was honest & easy to talk to. He was a Christian with a great singing voice, dedicated family man, involved in the community, and truly a caring man who would give you the shirt off his back. I have so many memories that I could write several books.
Alice Borg (Rochester, WA)
May 19, 2020
Orvis was the best of friends to my husband. We knew him from The Men’s Quartet and the Homestead Lutheran Church. Orvis was a lover of life and people and had a great sense of humor.
Joel Bolstad (Delano , Minnesota)
May 19, 2020
Deepest of sympathies to the entire Orvis Nelson family and surrounding community.
Diane Heise (Clayton, New York)
May 19, 2020
He was a nice man .Last time I saw him was at my Grandpa Martini funeral .we talked about horses and I showed him pictures of them .so sorry for your loss .
Angela Davis Hallesy (Williston, ND)
May 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Orvis's passing. Now all the good ole cattle shippers can sit and tell tales of Moville. He will be missed.
jon heller (williston, nd)
May 20, 2020
he was the real farmer
Marilyn Smith (Medicine Lake)
May 20, 2020
Big Member of this community. He will be missed...
Joan Benson (Springbrook, ND)
May 20, 2020
My deepest condolences to Orvis' family... he was such a wonderful man! I so enjoyed all our visits while I was working at Nemont. Prayers of peace to his family. xoxo
Leatrice Spence (Billings , Montana )
May 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss to the Nelson family.
Chole Crosby Butler (Sidney, MT)
May 21, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. May Our Lord continue to give you comfort now and always.
Reg and Tamra Rudolph (Pueblo, Co)
May 21, 2020
We bought a house across the street from Kim and Rick as newlyweds in a new community in 1993. It did not take long for the Nelson/Knick family to become our own family. From family meals, card playing, pie making and to just visiting, those are times that are cherished!! Orvis and Lois took us in and included us as there own. What a wonderful and generous family. Our thoughts and love are with you all!!
Karen Vannatta (Missoula , Mt)
May 21, 2020
Orvis was a very generous man and caring man! He and Lois raised a wonderful family! He and his wife will be surely missed! Great friends to everyone!
Bryan Anklam (Garden Grove, Ca)
May 21, 2020
Remember going to the Nelson farm as kids and Orvis would cut our hair. A good man
Troy Mattern (Bonita Springs, FL)
May 22, 2020
“It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.” 2 Timothy 2:6 ESV
Orvis and Lois will definitely have first shares of the crop of our Lord and savior.... Will be missed.
Sean Lofgren (Medicine Lake, MT)
May 22, 2020
Our deepest sympathy as you remember Orvis. We will miss his cheerful smile and heartfelt stories. Wishing you all peace.
Allen and Kelly Thiel (Plentywood, Montana)
May 22, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. As you guys know Orvis and Lois where always my favorite neighbors. When I think of the old days on the farm I have such great memories of events we all did together. Birthdays, 4H Parties,etc. When I think of your Dad I see him laughing in his special chuckle way. I know he his laughing in heaven with Lois right now. Love you, Kelly
Shelly Van Cleve (West Fargo, North Dakota)
May 22, 2020
I remember when we were kids and all of went to Canada in one car. We thought we hit the jack pot with all the stuff we brought bsck. The big box of fashion boots. They were styling.
How I loved to come to the farm. Learned to drive stick shift car. Taking the noon meals to the guys out on the field. Making tons of bars thinking that they would last but didn't. I sure enjoyed when Christmas was on the farm.
Looking at old slides and playing the piano. It was great times with your dad and mom. I had your dad sing at my wedding. He sang the Lord's Prayer. It meant so much to me. How Drano and I took the grain truck with grain in it. How Dean would drive me all over the farm stead. How we would pick choke cherries close to the house. How two deer used to come to the house since you guys bottle fed them as babies. I have so many memories that I will cherish because of the wonderful parents you had.
Marline Mattern (Kirkland, WA)
May 23, 2020
Orvis was my cousin and a very good friend. We had lots of visits at his farm. Lois and he loved to have company. They were very special people. When we went to church with them it filled my heart to sing beside him. He had such a wonderful singing voice. He raised a wonderful family. They both will be missed by so many. God speed.
Cindy Brevik (Epping, ND)
May 24, 2020
Kim, Dale, Dean and families. So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I remember your Dads awesome voice. Many memories of them singing at different occasions. I also remember his chuckle. Now your Dad and Mom are together again. Hope all the memories your families have made together, help to heal your pain in the days to come.
Mary O'Mara (Primm Springs, TN)
May 26, 2020
I am so thankful Orvis reached out to me and we were able to reconnect several years ago. Rod and I will always treasure our visits with Orvis, Lois and other members of their family and the meals we shared with them, especially the homemade lefse. I am also thankful that we were able to view the moving graveside service video Saturday.