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Kathryn Nelson

Kathyrn M. (Kloster) Nelson, 87, of Fargo, ND and formerly of Sharon, ND passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at her home in Fargo. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon. A visitation will be held Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Bilden-Askew Funeral Home in Northwood.

Kathryn M. Kloster was born March 13, 1931 to Marvin and Grace (Lageson) Kloster of Sharon, ND. She attended her first 5 years at Franklin #4 country school. Beginning in 6th grade, Kathryn attended Sharon Public School and graduated in 1948. She then attended NDSU (NDAC) and graduated in 1952. She taught in Grafton, Devils Lake and Devils Lake Jr. College. On August 6, 1953, Kathryn married Ardean Nelson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon. In 1961, they decided to farm full time until they retired in 1994. In 1995, they became “Winter Texans”, living in Alamo, TX for the winter months. Ardean passed away May 23, 2012 and Kathryn continued to spend the winters in Texas.

Kathryn loved to bowl and was a member of the FU Ins. Bowling Team for many years. Her team bowled at State Tournaments and a few National Tournaments. In 2013, Kathryn moved to One Oak Place in Fargo and spent winters in Texas. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon and a life member of the Peterson Olson Unit in Finley. She served two years as president for District One American Legion Auxillary. Kathryn also served on the Steele County Centennial committee, FS School Board, Steele County Sr. Citizens Committee, and various committee’s for Circle and Ladie’s Aid.

Survivors include her son, Dean (Melissa) Nelson, Wynne, AR; grandchildren: Amanda Jacobson, Kelby Jacobson, Beth Nelson, Katie Nelson, Merideann Nelson; step-daughter, Mary; sister, Beverly (Jergen) Soma, Cooperstown, ND; brothers, Myron (Linda) Kloster and James (Karen) Kloster, all of Sharon; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Ardean; and daughter, Paula.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND or Trinity Lutheran Church, Sharon, ND.


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Trinity Lutheran Church
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    Sharon, North Dakota 58277

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Hi my name is Merideann Nelson I'm her grandouther, My grandmother passed away on my birthday she meant the world to me. I'm happy to say she is in a better place now were she is with my grandfather and my Aunt. My birthday falls on Mother's Day this year so my family will be celebrating 3 things this year my birthday, Mother's Day, and her passing. I have to many tell you about how great of a person she was.

Merideann Nelson Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Kitty's passing. I have fond memories of her from my childhood and beyond. Remembering her today and sending condolences to her family.

Kari Headington May 13 2018 12:00 AM