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“Gay-We are SO sorry to hear of your tragic loss.  Please know that there are several prayers being said for you during this difficult time. ...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Kelly and Amanda Corey - Portal, ND

“Gay, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Was so sad to hear about Steven's accident. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Barb  & Rick Bosch - Linton, ND

“Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of Steve. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Allan Klein - Bismarck, ND

“Just a note to let you know how you have been in our thoughts and prayers recently.  There are no real words to help at this time, but remember...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Lorri Prevost - Lansford, ND

5 of 13 | Posted by: JANETTE TEKIPPE - MANDAN, ND

“Dear Gay and family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  It is hard to understand the reasons but know God will be with you through this. ...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Rochelle (O'Neill) Doll - Mandan, ND

“The thing I remember about Steve was his tender love of the Lord,  I don't think I have ever met a man that was so in love with Jesus and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Bernie Steffan - Bismarck, ND

“Gay, I am so deeply sorry for your tragic loss.  I am saying prayers for you.  May God Bless and keep you, comfort you and grant you peace....Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Deb Hoffmeyer Duryee - MT

“Gay,I was so sorry to see of Steven's accident and of his death. I pray that our God will comfort you and give you peace, you have had a full plate...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Mogren - Kenmare, ND

“We are so sorry for your loss. Gay, you have been such a terrific good friend and please know we are thinking of you. Steven was a wonderful man,...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jeremy and Kristi Anderson - ND

“Steve was a member of our Thursday nite Life Touch Prayer group.  Steve never missed the group meetings and always had alot to share about the...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Keith Lang - Bismarck, ND

“Our sympathies in the loss of your husband Gay, our prayers are with you here in your hometown of Kenmare.  All our hugs from herePam & Clyde...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Lehman Norris - Kenmare, ND

“Dear Mrs Nelson,  I just wanted to share a few kind words that hopefully will help ease some of the thoughts that you may have had about your...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Erin Wooten - Bismarck, ND

     Steven Arlin Nelson, 60, Bismarck, entered eternal rest on June 3, 2010. His life was cut short due to a tragic automobile accident while heading to one of his favorite fishing spots.

     A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Word of Faith Church in Bismarck with Pastor Duey Heid and Pastor Dom Vetter officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 PM at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery.

     Steven was born on February 2, 1950, the fourth child of Arlin and Violet (Zacharis) Nelson. He was raised and attended school in the Bowbells area and graduated from Bowbells High School in 1968. 

     Following graduation, Steven joined the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Thompson. After his tour of duty, he spent most of his years working on ranches in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. 

     It was in Kenmare that he met and fell in love with Gay Larsen; they were married on April 21, 2001, and a few years later moved to Bismarck.

     Steven’s hobbies included fishing, pinochle, reading westerns, and spending time with his family and friends. 

     Steven is survived by his wife, Gay of Bismarck; his stepson, Joey (Teresa) of Augusta, GA; his nephew, Richard (Rosetta) Poline of Bismarck; his nieces, Katherine Poline of Minot, ND, Belinda (John) Moen of Powers Lake, ND, Esther (Mike) Lewter of Chicago, IL, Latecia (Ruzhdi) Memeti of Chicago, IL, and Ardis-Mary (Jason) Wedel of Minot, ND; and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Paige and Austin Moen, Andrew and Ariane Moore, and Alisa and Alit Memeti.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Marjorie Hansen, Arlene Nelson, and Noreen Poline. 


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