MADDOCK Ruth Nelson, 98, Maddock, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in a Rugby hospital.
She was born July 19, 1914, to Alvin and Hilda Alfstad, near Sheyenne. She married Alvin Nelson on July 31, 1934.
Survivors: daughters, Donna Rice and Sandra Olson, both Maddock, Alva Stoa, Fergus Falls, Minn., Marsha Smith, Bismarck; son, Loren, Peoria, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Thueson, Anaheim, Calif.
Funeral: Today, 11 a.m., Viking Lutheran Church, rural Maddock.
Burial: Church cemetery.
(Nelson Funeral Home, Maddock)