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Carol Nerlien

Carol Mae Nerlien, age 81, of Sheyenne, ND, passed away on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota.

Carol was born on July 15th, 1938 in Glenwood, MN, the daughter of George and Winnie (Begg) Brown. She was baptized in Glenwood, MN.

Carol was united in marriage to Donald Nerlien on January 19th, 1957 in St. Paul, MN. They made their home in Minnesota and later moved to Sheyenne, ND.

Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved to cook, bake and spend time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed Bingo, never passing up a chance to play. When at a casino her first slot machine would be the sizzling sevens. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Carol is survived by her children: Keith, Sheyenne, ND; Kay (Julie), Devils Lake, ND; Duane (Deb), East Bethel, MN; Robert (Kathy), Columbia Heights, MN; Jodi (Gary), Sheyenne, ND; her sisters: Almeda, Luverlle, Kathi, Sharon; her grandchildren: Theresa, Samantha, April, Jeremy, Jade, Tiffany, Tate; her great grandchildren: Calvin, June, Cooper and by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents as well as brothers and sisters and her sons, Dale and Richard.

Visitation will be Friday, October 18, 2019 from 1:00PM-7:00PM, with a Prayer Service at 7:00PM, all in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 10:00AM in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be held at a later date at the Hamberg Cemetery, rural Hamberg, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to my Nerlien cousins; wish I could be there to give BIG hugs in person; love you all….RIP Aunt Carol🙏💔🙏

  2. So many great memories of Aunt Carol, especially when we were young and growing up with all our cousins. Carol was one of the nicest and kindest people I have ever known. Now she and Donny will be dancing together again♥️. Sending love and sympathy to all the Nerlein families.

  3. Eddie and I have such good memories of Carol, she was always laughing and ever so kind. She will be missed by many. RIP my good friend, till we meet again.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Carol will be greatly missed and remembered fondly. I always enjoyed visiting with her and playing the occasional game of Saturday night bingo. I know my mom truly enjoyed all their bingo adventures and friendship. My heart and thoughts will continue to be with the entire family. Rest easy Carol!

  5. To all the Nerliens, my heart hurts for you all. Carol was always a favorite aunt. She was a fun and fun loving person. She will be missed by so many. I was planning to be there, but am ill today. I’m so sorry I can’t be there with you! 💜

  6. I am so sorry to hear of this. My heart goes out to her family.


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