|Doris V. Nesland, 87|
|Written by TRF Times|
New York Mills - Doris Vivian Nesland, 87, of New York Mills, died from pneumonia surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
Funeral services will be held in Mentor at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at Bethel Bible Church, visitation will b e held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Rose Hill cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, July 27 in Fertile, at the Eriksen Vik Funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6 p.m.
Doris was born on June 15, 1925, to Leonard and Hazel (Skyes) Boyum in Gilbert. Doris was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls. She attended school in Mentor, living about two miles south of Mentor, near Maple Lake.
On May 7, 1941, Doris was united in marriage to Eugene Nesland in Crookston. They lived in Mentor and Grand Forks, N.D., and in 1943, they moved to Thief River Falls.
Doris will be remembered for many things including her compassion and love for her family and friends, forever putting other people’s needs, interest or wishes before her own. She was encouraging and kind with a deep faith in Jesus, often expressing her eagerness to be in heaven with her Savior.
She thoroughly enjoyed homemaking, worked in catalog sales with Sears Robuck and assisted her husband at Nesland Accounting Service. She served as den mother to Cub Scouts and in various church roles. Her creativity and love of beauty was evident as she entertained grandchildren, in her craft making, in reading and in music.
Doris enjoyed telling of her love for her husband of 71 years, “We are as much in love today as the day we were married.” Over the years they made their home in Mentor, Grand Forks, Thief River Falls, Tucson, Ariz., Ada and Brooklyn Park.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene, New York Mills; children: Carol (Francis) Rogers, Bemidji, Jerry (Geraldine) Nesland, Ottertail, Cindy (John) Schlenk, Brooklyn Park; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Hazel Boyum.
The family wishes to express gratitude to the caring staffs of the Elders' Home and Perham Hospital. Condolences may be shared at www.erikson