Doris M. Nelson


Doris M. Nelson, 80, Bismarck, passed away December 25, 2020. A memorial service will be held in the Spring of 2021.

Doris Mae (Hanson) Nelson was born on September 6, 1940 in Bottineau, ND, to Leonard and Lillie (Grover) Hanson.  Doris went to school in Bottineau.  She worked as a nurse’s aide and a beautician while living in Bottineau.  She married Kenneth A. Nelson on July 22, 1961, in Bismarck, ND.  She worked as a beautician and for State Radio Communications in Bismarck before retiring.

Doris is survived by her three sons, James (Marie) and Kevin of Bismarck, and Keith (Linda) of West Fargo; her four grandchildren, Cody (Tyann) of Spencer, IA, Cassey (Alex) Stockton of Bowling Green, KY, Lane (Ashley Tritthardt) of Iowa City, IA, Haakon of Fargo, ND; a great-granddaughter; three sisters, Olive (Emede) Cote of Holmen, WI, Frances Opstedal of Rolette, ND, and Arlys Velebir of Laguna Niguel, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth, who passed away on July 16, 2001; twin sons, Bobby and Tim; sisters, Carol Nelson and Eunice Mayer; brother, Arlen; brothers-in-law, Clinton Nelson and Jim Velebir.

Doris was well liked by neighbors, coworkers and anyone that she encountered outside her home.  She enjoyed keeping in contact with relatives, offering advice when asked and would help her children and grandchildren when needed.  She had a very generous nature and a good sense of humor.  She will be missed by those that knew her.