Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
701.947.2911 or 701.652.3003



Richard Nerlien

Richard Nerlien, age 56, of Fargo, ND, died January 24, 2018, at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND.

Richard Daniel Nerlien was born on January 10, 1962, in St. Paul, MN, the son of Donald and Carol (Brown) Nerlien. His family moved to Sheyenne, ND, in December 1974, where he attended school. Richard later received his GED. He attended 1st Lutheran Church in Sheyenne where he was confirmed.

Richard was united in marriage to Patty Smith on February 14, 1991, in Sheyenne. They made their home in Devils Lake, New Rockford, and Carrington until 2010 when they moved to Fargo. He had multiple jobs throughout his life, working for Donny Kolstad, Roy Walstrom, Leonardo’s, Dakota Growers Pasta Plant, and for the Union as a Millwright.

Richard loved his family; his children were his pride and joy. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, attending family gathering, camping and going to the casino. He was well liked and everywhere you would go someone knew Richard.

Richard is survived by his wife Patty, Fargo, his children Jeremy, Jade (Brianna Donnan), Tiffany, and Tate, all of Fargo; his mother Carol Nerlien, Sheyenne; 3 brothers, Keith, Sheyenne, Duane (Deb), East Bethel, MN, Robert (Kathy), Columbia Heights, MN; 2 sisters, Kay (Julie) Helland, Devils Lake, ND and Jodi (Gary) Cooper, Sheyenne; mother-in-law Elma Smith, sisters-in-law Deanna, Denise and Pam; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Donny, his brother Dale, and father-in-law Lester Smith



FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, January 29, 2018 at 1:00PM in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford

BURIAL: Will be held at a later date.

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Name: D W A I

Message: Vince Gill / Go rest high on that mountain. So sorry pat & kids. He was a good man



Name: Michele Grager an Family

Message: So sorry for your loss.

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family



Name: Kathy Lill

Date: 01/31/2018

Message: Patty, J and I are so sorry to hear of Richard's passing.  Our prayers are with you and your family.

J and Kathy Lill



Name: Colleen  and Terry

Date: 01/28/2018

Message: so sorry for your loss



Name: LeAnna Kollman

Date: 1/27/2018

Message: Patty, my thoughts and prayers to you and your children.

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