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Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson Dean Nelson

Dean Dueth Nelson, 91, of Williston, N.D., formerly of Bainville, died at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.

He was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Bainville to Oscar and Mabel (Torgerson) Nelson. He was raised on the family farm east of Bainville and graduated from Bainville High School in 1949.

After graduation, he moved to Houston, Texas, and worked in construction with his brother Dennis. He moved to Denver, Colo., and started a television sales and repair business with his brother-in-law. While in Denver, he met Jean Schweitzer while she was waiting tables at her family’s diner and they married three months later on Jan. 24, 1959.

In 1963, he returned to the family farm in Bainville, where they raised their five children. His passion was farming and, even after he retired and moved to Billings, he returned to the farm to help his son Dennis every spring for planting and fall for harvest for many years. In 1998, Dean and Jean settled in Williston, N.D., where they lived until Jean’s death in May 2019.

They spent many years calling square dancing and teaching round dancing. He was also an excellent carpenter and remodeled every house they lived in. He loved gardening and took particular pride in his extensive flower garden in Williston. He was also known as a competitive

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