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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Idell E. (Kusler) Nelson
May 18, 1933 - July 10, 2018

Residence: Watford City, North Dakota

Idell E. Nelson, 85, of Watford City, ND passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 18, 1933 to Magdalena and Willie Kusler on her parents’ farmstead in rural McIntosh County, North Dakota.

Idell was raised on a farm in McIntosh County, 12 ½ miles from Kulm, ND. Idell attended grades 1-7 at Springfield School #4 and graduated from Kulm High School in 1951. She graduated from Dakota Business College of Fargo in 1952. In 1952, when Gerald (Gerry) Nelson was conducting business with Bob Sanford, owner of S&S Motors, Bob introduced Gerry to his new accountant, Idell Kusler from Kulm, ND. Gerry Nelson and Idell Kusler were married May 9, 1954 (Mother’s Day) in the First Congregational Church in Kulm, ND. The couple lived on the Arthur C. Nelson (Gerry’s father) farm northeast of Watford City for a number of years. In addition to farming Gerald and Idell started Nelson’s Ranch Supply in 1972 selling cattle equipment. The business grew over the years but after 20 years, Nelson’s Ranch Supply closed to allow more time to travel. Idell was active in various church and community organizations. Together, Idell and Gerry enjoyed and helped their children and grandchildren. Gerry and Idell frequently went south for part of the winter, usually to South Padre Island, TX.

Idell is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Magdalena Kusler, her stillborn twin sister, and infant sister Bernita.

Left behind to treasure her memory is her loving husband of 64 years, Gerald Nelson; children, Cindy (Wayne) Sorenson of Williston, Craig (Julie) Nelson of Watford City, Kevin (Julie) Nelson of Mercer Island, WA; grandchildren, Jeffrey Sorenson, Brent Sorenson, Philip Sorenson, Adam (Jalyssa) Sorenson, Meghan (Jamie) Jellesed, Heather (Eric) Kwan, Janelle (Cody) Ceynar, Owen Nelson and Gavin Nelson; great grandchildren, Mary Rolfson, Asia and Alex Dutke, Restan Sorenson, Aksel, Demi, and Odin Jellesed; siblings, Luella Carlson of Fargo, Marlin (Esther) Kusler of Kulm, Howard (Lucy) Kusler of Lake Oswego, OR and Joyce (Lyle) Janke of Fargo.

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David Skalsky (WILLISTON, ND)
Jul 10, 2018
Cindy and Family. Sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.
Marcella Nelson (Brookfield, WI)
Jul 10, 2018
Our sympathies to you all on
Idell’s passing. Christ’s promises are sure.
Kevin and Jackie Sullivan (Watford City, ND)
Jul 11, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
Karen Mahlen (Lewistown, Montana)
Jul 12, 2018
The hope we have in Jesus is that we will see our loved ones again in heaven. So it is "See you later" rather than "Good-bye forever". My Mom was Idell's cousin (Erna Schafer) daughter of Emma (Kusler) Doering.
Shelly Rogness
Jul 12, 2018
Thoughts & Prayers are with your family!
Margaret Renbarger
Jul 12, 2018
Cindy and family, Thoughts and prayers to you during this sad time.
Jeff & Ann Johnsrud
Jul 15, 2018
Nelson family,

I was so sorry to hear of Idell’s passing. We have been out of town and just heard.
Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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