Vern and Bernice Nelson
Husband's Full Name: Vern Otto Nelson
Husband's Place of Birth: Tolley, ND
Husband's Father's Name: Bor Nelson
Husband's Mother's Name: Freida Oberg
Husband's Siblings' Names: Norman, Lawrence, Roy,
A, B, Doris, Margaret, Elaine, Justin
Wife's Full Name: Bernice Gladheim Nelson
Wife's Place of Birth: Plaza, ND
Wife's Father's Name: Ole Gladheim
Wife's Mother's Name: Clara Ranum
Wife's Siblings' Names: Mildred, Gerda, Doris, Ordean,
Cora, Ora, Carol
Children's Names: Vernon, Warren, Robert, George, Owen, Curtis, Pam
Vern Nelson was born November 25, 1913 at Tolley to Bror and Freda Nelson. He grew up there and began his education. He later moved with his family to the Sanish area where he completed his education. As a young man he entered the Civilian Conservation Corps.
He married Bernice Gladheim in June 1942 at San Francisco, California where they made their home until moving back to North Dakota in 1944, She was born at Plaza and raised at Sanish where she graduated from high school in 1934. She worked for the Bank of North Dakota at Bismarck in 1939 during the state centennial celebration. They made their home on a farm south of Manfred until 1950 when they moved to the Gladheim family farm north of Manfred.
They were members of the Vang Lutheran Church of Manfred. Bernice was a Sunday School teacher and active in the Vang Ladies Aid. They are buried at the Vang Cemetery north of Manfred.