Ole Nesland, 92, of Grygla, MN died on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Valley Home in Thief River Falls, MN.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla, MN with Rev. Robert Dahlen officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Olaf Cemetery in Grygla, MN.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM on Tuesday at the church.
Ole Nesland was born on November 17, 1918 in Benville Township, Beltrami County, MN, the fifth of nine children born to Mikkel and Gunne (Roysland) Nesland. He was baptized at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church and attended the Dalos School; all in the Grygla area.
Ole worked at home on the family farm; then worked in the CCC Camp near Cass Lake, MN; then returned to farm the family farm with his brother, Targie in Benville Township, Beltrami County, MN. Ole’s nephew, Roger Blaine still farms the land, and the farm is owned by Ole’s grand nephew, Brandon Blaine. Ole then lived for the last few years in Grygla and most recently at Valley Home in Thief River Falls. He enjoyed senior meals and playing pinochle.
Survivors include two sisters, Tillie Askeland of Warroad, MN and Bunny DuChamp of Plummer, MN; sister-in-law, Stella Nesland of Thief River Falls; nephews, Milton (Corrine) Haugen of Moorhead, MN, Gene (Elaine) Haugen of Cottage Grove, OR, Bob (LaVonne) Nesland, Myron Nesland all of Kettle Falls, WA, Ron (Kathie) Nesland of Rainier, WA, Ken Nesland of Snowhomish, WA, Richard (Susan) Clausen of Queen Creek, AZ, Cary (Tina) Clausen of Mesa, AZ, Roger (Gwen) Blaine of Goodridge, MN, Leonard (Miko) DuChamp of Bremerton, WA; Jimmy (Debbie) DuChamp of Plummer, MN, Glen (Lynae) Nesland of Thief River Falls, MN; nieces, Ann (Doug) Keim of North Oaks, MN, Dorothy Dyrseth of Sauk Centre, MN, Rhonda (Bob) Demick of Federal Way, WA, Nancy (Ron) Byklum of Grygla, MN, Holly (Tim) Betzen of Fertile, MN, Jana (Mark) Granum of Plummer, MN, Candy (Dan) Stanley of Bradenton, FL, Cathy (Kevin) Samuelson of Sarles, ND, Linda (Milton) Anderson of Gatzke, MN, Elaine (Cal) Naslund of Salol, MN; many grand nieces, grand nephews, relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Torkel, Targie and Knute Nesland; sisters, Gertie Haugen, Julia Clausen and Theresa “Terry” Blaine; brothers-in-law, Orville Askeland, Floyd Clausen, Sam Haugen, Alvin Blaine and Jesse DuChamp; sister-in-law, Stella Jefferys and several nieces and nephews
Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky