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Rodney Nelson

May 17, 1949 — October 28, 2020

Rodney Nelson

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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