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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Mervill Wayde Nelson
September 28, 1967 - November 28, 2018

Place of Birth: Tioga, North Dakota
Residence: Tioga, North Dakota
Age: 51

Mervill Nelson, 51, of Tioga, ND, passed away surrounded by loved ones, after a courageous battle with brain cancer on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Tioga Medical Center in Tioga, ND.

Mervill Wayde Nelson was born September 28, 1967 to Wayde and Joann (Leholm) Nelson in Tioga. He attended Chilcot Country School and Tioga Central Elementary School and graduated from Tioga High School in 1986. He attended Minot State University and North Dakota State University in Fargo prior to transferring to the University of Montana in Missoula, MT, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry in 1995. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Mervill was united in marriage to Ann Royer on November 9, 2006 in Williston, ND. Mervill and Ann enjoyed their time together, including the simple pleasure of going for a drive. He provided love and support throughout their marriage and tenderly cared for Ann during her cancer and loss of her mother. Mervill worked various oilfield and construction jobs through the years. He was employed at Mainstay Suites in the maintenance department at the time of his cancer diagnosis.

He enjoyed playing baseball, football and wrestling during his school years. He was an avid Vikings’ fan and enjoyed watching the games with his mother-in-law, Marge, who also was a Vikings’ fan. He liked deer hunting and fishing by the creek with his family and friends. He especially loved Alaskan Malamutes and walking the White Earth hills with his dogs. Mervill liked comedy shows and we loved listening to his infectious laughter. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He was a loving person and loyally cared for his grandparents and elderly neighbors.

Mervill is survived by his wife, Ann Nelson, Tioga; stepchildren, Tyler Langved and Katelyn Langved, both of Tioga; parents, Wayde and Joann Nelson, rural Tioga; sister, Lisa (Robert) Beauchamp, Grand Forks, ND; father-in-law, Alfred (Buddy) Royer, White Earth, ND; brothers-in-law, Paul (Heather) Royer, White Earth, ND, and Brian (Debbie) Royer, Bowbells, ND; aunts: Betty (Leholm) Merrigan, Tucson, AZ; Betty Leholm, Apple Valley, MN; Louise (Richard) Nelson Naylor, Talking Rock, GA; and Cathy Nelson, Grand Forks, ND; cousins: Sherri Trones, Scott Nelson, Melinda Novacek, Lanae Horner, Julia Bramblett, Michelle Davis, Tamara Fifer, John Leholm, Tonya Knuttila, Shane Rosencrans, Shari Obregon and Giselle Hayes; nieces and nephews; and good friends, Todd (Toni) Marmon, Tioga, Tracy (Marmon) Thelen, Kenmare, ND, and Darren Fredrickson, Minot, ND.

Mervill was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arne and Alice (Gulson) Leholm; Beatrice (Peterson) Nelson Odegaard; Chester Nelson and Raymond Odegaard; mother-in-law Marge Royer; uncles: Arlen Leholm; Allen Nelson; and Rick Merrigan; and aunt Jeanella (Odegaard) Fifer.

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Jeff Joyce (Jamestown, ND)
Nov 30, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Mervill's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Marcia Vedner-Smith (Teague, Texas)
Nov 30, 2018
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of great loss!!! Mervill was a great guy and he will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him!!!
Phyllis M Iverson (Tioga, ND)
Dec 1, 2018
This is so sad. He was a nice person and so funny. God Bless him and his family and friends
Dr. Steven L. Johnson (Lisbon, ND)
Dec 3, 2018
I was saddened to hear of Mervill's passing from his classmate Jeff Joyce. I had the pleasure of teaching and coaching Mervill throughout his high school career. My prayers are with his family. SLJ
Debbie Braun (Tioga , N.D.)
Dec 3, 2018
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies to Mervills family.
Dr. Steven L. Johnson (Lisbon, ND)
Dec 3, 2018
I was saddened to hear of Mervill's passing from his classmate Jeff Joyce. I had the pleasure of teaching and coaching Mervill throughout his high school career. My prayers are with his family. SLJ
Todd Dooley (Sidney, MT)
Dec 3, 2018
So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to all of Merrill's family.
Ike and Sandi Crimmins (Bismarck, ND)
Dec 3, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. May God give you strength during this time. We are in Az already so wont be attending but know that you have our love and prayers.
Debbie Wilcox (Minot)
Dec 3, 2018
Mervill’s family and friends so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for you and yours. Deepest sympathy to all.
Vickie L Wanzek (Martinson) (Fargo, ND)
Dec 3, 2018
Tim McNamara (Grenora, ND)
Dec 3, 2018
Sorry to hear of Merville's passing. Praying for your strength during this difficult time.
Jill Mechelke (Woodbury, Minnesota)
Dec 4, 2018
Mervill could always make you smile no matter what your mood, a true gift to all who knew him. Thinking of you all, knowing he will be greatly missed. Love and hugs, Jill & Family
Victoria Enger (Bozeman , MT)
Dec 4, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. RIP Mervill
Mike Anderson (Minot , ND)
Dec 4, 2018
I am sorry to hear about Mervill's passing. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Dick and Lila (Meyer) Meuche (Bismarck, ND)
Dec 4, 2018
To Wade and Joann
So sorry for the loss of you son.
Duane Simpson (Austin, Texas)
Dec 6, 2018
Sorry to hear about you son. My thoughts & prayers
to you & your family.
Barry Ulmen (elko , mn)
Dec 6, 2018
So sad to hear of Mervills passing. I have many fond memories of him and his jokes. He was always good to see whenever we crossed paths. Thoughts and prayers...
Lee & Mari Kvam (Fargo, ND)
Dec 8, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Mervill
Lord hear our prayers. We wish we could be with you and your family. I had surgery yesterday so we won’t be able to be there.
You all are in my heart and my prayers.
Love , Lee & Mari Kvam
Curtiss Moe (Garrison , ND)
Dec 8, 2018
Sorry for your loss. He is in a wonderful place now. Many Great High School memories. God Bless.
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