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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Esther Nelson
March 23, 1917 - November 4, 2019

Place of Birth: Rural Tioga, North Dakota
Residence: Tioga, North Dakota
Age: 102

Esther Nelson, 102, a lifelong resident to the Tioga community, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Tioga Medical Center Long Term Care Unit.

Esther Signora Agnes Strand was born on a farm in Golden Valley Township, northwest of Tioga on March 23, 1917 to Gilbert and Bertha (Ellingboe) Strand. She was baptized and confirmed in Zion Lutheran Church and graduated from Tioga High School in 1935.

On January 30, 1944 she was united in marriage to LeRoy Nelson. They lived on the Nelson farm southeast of Tioga through the ensuing years. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, being one of the organists for many years and also accompanied the Zion Trio.

After LeRoy died on April 4, 1968, she moved to Tioga, where she enjoyed her little garden and flowers. She always had a positive attitude and looked on the bright side of things. She entered the Tioga Nursing Home in January of 2006 where she resided until her death.

She is survived by her son, Richard (Sandra) Nelson of Tioga, ND; grandchildren, Hannah (Jesse) Nelson-Diaz, of Seattle, WA, Gretchen (Steve) Bitz of Bismarck, ND and Everett Nelson of Tioga, ND. Other survivors include four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death are her parents; sisters, Iola Warford and Beulah Hanchett.

God Bless Her Memory.

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Caleb & Stephanie Simburger
Nov 6, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. She sounded like a beautiful lady. Praying for you all.
Christie and Conley Eide (Tioga, ND)
Nov 7, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Esther was such a sweet lady always enjoyed our visits at the beauty shop!!
Hugs and prayers!
Vincent & Bonnie Bitz (Bismarck , ND)
Nov 7, 2019
We extend our sympathy and hugs to you in the loss of your Dear Mother, Mother-in-law & Grandma. Beautiful picture of Esther.
Praying for God’s comfort & His peace as you mourn your loss.
Joyce & Bob Eide (Yuma, AZ)
Nov 8, 2019
Our heartfelt sympathy, thoughts & Prayers to all of Esther's family. Esther had a beautiful personality, she was always so pleasant, kind and smiling. She was so faithful as organist for Zion for so many years. We enjoyed her musical talents.
Kay B. (Tioga, ND)
Nov 8, 2019
Sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother....she was so kind and sweet always....thinking of all of you as you mourn her loss.
Virgil & Mary Jo Miller (Oro Valley , AZ)
Nov 9, 2019
Richard, Sandy and Family;
Sincere condolences to you and family for the loss of your mother and grandmother.
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