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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
Raymond G. Nelson, 94 of Doyon, ND passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Center.
Funeral Services for Raymond will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Doyon, ND with Reverend Jodi Myrvik officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery, rural Doyon.
Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and will continue on Wednesday at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Raymond Gustave Quintin Nelson was born March 31, 1925 on the family farm to Gust and Rhoda (Anderson) Nelson. He attended Odessa Township School #2 and attended high school at Doyon.
He was engaged in farming and ranching with his father until purchasing the farm and other area farms. He continued farming until his health forced him to retire.
Ray had a love of purebred Hereford cattle and sold many bulls at the Carlson Hereford annual bull sales, acquiring a solid reputation for high quality Herefords. He also enjoyed raising a good quarter horse. His yearly trips to the Denver Stock Shows were one of his highlights.
Raymond was a very kind and gentle soul, having never married he took an interest in youth farming programs and always enjoyed visiting about farming and new techniques to anyone that would listen. He loved to garden and especially enjoyed tending his flower gardens.
Raymond was a Board Member and life-long member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and served on the Bethlehem Cemetery Board and as the sexton of the cemetery for many years. He was a member of the North Dakota and American Hereford Association, North Dakota Quarter Horse Association, served on the Illinois Township Board and on the Nelson County Fair Board. He believed in serving his God and his community.
Raymond was preceded in death by his brother Stanley, sisters Fern Hansegaard and Alice Baker, sister-in-law Beverly Savage Nelson along with his parents.
He is survived by his brother Dale Nelson of Bismarck and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.