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Eva M. Nelson
Eva M. Nelson went peacefully into the arms of God on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the age of 94, at the Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the time of services. Social distancing and use of a mask is recommended. Funeral service will be live streamed on the Askew Funeral Homes Facebook page.
Eva Myrtle Wolfgram was born May 2, 1926 in Flasher, ND to Harry and Lora ‘Myrtle’ Wolfgram. She was the oldest of seven children, two brothers and four sisters.
Eva attended Hamilton School, graduating in 1944. Following graduation, and a summer session at Mayville State Teacher College, she taught for a year in a one room school in the Tyner School District, rural Cavalier, ND.
She married Lester Harvey Nelson on January 13, 1945 in Grand Forks, ND. They lived in Clyde, ND for four years and then spent the majority of their married life in Hamilton, ND.
Eva worked at Burke’s Bakery in Cavalier, and for fourteen years was a nurses aide and activity director at the Pioneer Rest Home in Bathgate, ND. For over twenty-five years, Eva filled many roles at the Chuckwagon Cafe in Cavalier. Her homemade pies, donuts and caramel rolls were her specialty. Eva finally retired when she was 80 years old.
Eva was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Hamilton and had a strong sense of faith. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and sewing.
Family was everything to Eva and she treasured every in- person visit, phone call, letter and photo, as well as years of family gatherings; especially the annual mother/daughter shopping trips.
Eva had been living in the Wedgewood Manor Nursing Home since 2016. During that time, she developed many close and meaningful relationships with several staff members.Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, two brothers, Virgil Wolfgram and Gerald Wolfgram, and two sisters, Fern Marcum, and Donna Henschel.
She is survived by her children, Roger (Connie) Nelson, Santa Fe, NM, Evonne (John) Blair, St. Thomas, ND, Brad (Susan) Nelson, Cavalier, ND, Paulette (Ron) Keney, Bismarck, ND, Brenda (Jeff) Schauer, Wishek, ND, Scott Nelson, Hamilton, ND, Lisa (Randy) Ermer, Cavalier, ND, 17 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren; and sisters: Shirley (Erick) Lawonn and Darlene Henschel.
My deepest sympathy to the families I loved Eva and it was my honor to take care of her we had many wonderful visits and she loved her family very much I will miss her forever.
Dawn Flaagan Jul 1 2020 12:00 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies to the families.
Valorie Letkeman Jun 30 2020 12:00 AM
Nelson Family, Your Mom was a cook like no other. She was known for all of her yummy treats to many. May you have memories that warm your hearts and bring comfort to you all. Our deepest sympathy, Don & Michelle Murray
Michelle Murray Jun 30 2020 12:00 AM
My condolences to Eva's family. I'd visit with her at the Hamilton Ladies monthly birthday gatherings and always enjoyed her company.
Vicki Hill Jun 30 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Eva Nelson
Barb Mollberg Jun 29 2020 12:00 AM
Sympathy to Eva's Family. She was such a kind person-taught me how to embroidery when we worked at night at Pioneer Rest Home. Thinking of all of You !!
Geri Thomas Jun 29 2020 12:00 AM
You have my sincerest sympathy Evonne. From Dorie Robinson
Dorie Robinson Jun 29 2020 12:00 AM
Enjoyed Eva @ all the church activities etc. That were held in Hamilton. I know your Family will miss her very much.She was a nice LADY. Janny Cull
Janny Cull Jun 29 2020 12:00 AM