Published August 19 2012
Gilbert Nelson, 1 2nd St. S., Fargo, will celebrate his 80th birthday with his family.
He was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Bisbee, N.D., to John F. and Hedwig A. Nelson. After service in the Air Force, he taught mathematics at North Dakota State University for more than 40 years, retiring in 1997. He is married to Carolyn C. Nelson.
They have three children, Paul (Beth Laffey), Rochester, N.Y.; John (Cindy), West Fargo; and Karla (Duane) Erlandson, Ham Lake, Minn. They also have two nephews and a niece they raised, Karl (Cindy Doss) Knudson, Salem, Ore.; Kaarin (Patrick Hannah) Knudson, Eugene, Ore.; and Bjorn (Toni) Knudson, Apple Valley, Minn.; and 14 grandchildren.