DEVILS LAKE Irvin Nelson, 86, Devils Lake, formerly of Maddock, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in a Devils Lake nursing home.
He was born May 25, 1926, to Oscar and Louise Nelson, near Maddock. He married Dorothy Haugen on March 16, 1946, in Glendive, Mont. He entered the Army on April 9, 1946, and served during the Korean Conflict with Company B, 63rd Infantry Regiment. He was discharged July 26, 1947.
Survivors: wife; son, Darryl, Chaska, Minn., daughter, Luanne Erickson, Minot; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Quintin, Harrisburg, Ore.; sister, Dorothy Nelson, Bismarck.
Funeral: Thursday, 11 a.m., St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake.
Burial: Devils Lake Cemetery.
Visitation: Thursday, one hour prior to the service, in the church.
(Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake)