BelleMarie Russell

November 24, 1916 ~ September 22, 2008 (age 91)


BelleMarie G. Russell, was brought into God's hands Monday, September 22, 2008 at the Tri-County Health Center in Hatton, North Dakota.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 25, 2008 at the Tri-County Health Center Chapel in Hatton with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Forks.

Visitation will be one hour prior services.

BelleMarie G. Nelson was born November 24, 1916 at Reynolds, North Dakota the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Helgeson) Nelson. She was raised on a farm near Grand Forks where she attended country school and later moved with her family into Grand Forks where she attended Central High School. She then worked at Deaconess Hospital in the Kitchen Department. On July 30, 1941 she was united in marriage to Bruce Russell in Crookston, Minnesota. They made their home Grand Forks where they worked as caretakers for an apartment complex for many years and spent many summers as groundskeepers at Red Willow. Bruce died in 1980. She then moved in with her mother and cared for her until her death. After her mother died she continued to live in Grand Forks until moving to the Tri-County Health Center in January of 2006.
BelleMarie enjoyed shopping, traveling and spending time at the lake. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Bette (Richard) Sorlie, Sharrell (James) Allbrooks and Lorelie Sannes all of Grand Forks, North Dakota; grandchildren, Brian Brevik of Thompson, North Dakota, Gary (Tina) Brevik of Cavalier, North Dakota, Kristen (Curtis) Greene of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Michelle Nelson of Grand Forks, North Dakota; great-grandchildren, Brittany Brevik, Darian Brevik, Marcus B. Nelson, Austin Olson, Casey Greene and Shelby Greene and several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bruce.

The Bilden Funeral Home of Hatton, North Dakota is assisting the family with arrangements.

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