Rodney Nelson

Rodney Nelson

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A private family funeral, due to covid restrictions, will be held for Rodney Nelson, 71, of Sims, ND. Burial will be at the Sims Cemetery.

Rodney passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck after a short battle with Stage IV liver cancer.

Rodney Rolf Nelson was born on May 17, 1949, to Farrel and Martha Nelson. He grew up on the family ranch in Towner, ND. He attended North Dakota State University. Rodney married Teri Olson on August 25, 1980. They raised two kids, Annika and Lafe, on the ranch at Sims, ND. Rodney was a rancher, brand inspector, cowboy poet, and rodeo competitor. He loved his grandsons, Haakon, Sigurd, and Tollef.

He is survived by his wife, Teri, Sims, ND; daughter, Annika Plummer, Dickinson, ND; son, Lafe (Sara) Nelson, and their children, Haakon, Sigurd, and Tollef; sisters, Genevieve (John) Skogberg, Belle Fourche, SD and Julie (Chuck) Cannon, Rochester, MN; brother, Orrin (Donna) Nelson, Towner, ND; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Leon Olson, and son-in-law, Tyler Plummer.

In lieu of flowers and tree donations, condolence cards to Rodney’s family can be sent to 4905 44th St., Almont, ND 58520.
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Victoria Gullickson

Posted at 10:25pm
We will always have fond memories of Rodney in the many interactions at the New Salem Weigh Station. He would pick up Kodi our oldest and sit her on his knee and tell her she was a lot like his little girl at home. He always had a way of making you smile. He will be greatly missed.

Darrell and Pat Hoovestol

Posted at 01:54pm
Teri and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Rodney's passing. He was such a vibrant, "full of life" guy.
Our thoughts are with you and remember the good times as much as you can.
With sympathy,
Pat and Darrell

Soman Yang

Posted at 02:08pm
Sending you love and our deepest sympathies
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Barbara Aakre

Posted at 07:09pm
My husband and I so enjoyed all his stories in Farm and Ranch over the years.

Rita and Bill

Posted at 05:22pm
Annika and family, I did not know your Dad but he raised a pretty amazing daughter and I remember him at Tyler's service and what a gentle man he was and so supportive of you. Our Dads are our first love and you will always keep him in your heart. Thoughts and prayers to you, your Mom, brother and family. God Bless.

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