Nelmer Lawrence Eberhardt was born Nov. 2, 1927, in Page, N.D., to Alfred and Edna (Hedstrom) Eberhardt. He was raised in Fargo, N.D., where he graduated from high school. Nelmer was drafted into the Army and served overseas in Japan. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the Fargo area.
On June 4, 1949, Nelmer married Rose Dalen in Moorhead, where they made their home. Nelmer worked as a home delivery milk man with Cass Clay Creamery for over 40 years. Nelmer worked hard to provide a living for his family and he was trusted by many families who gave him keys to their home to deliver their milk
Nelmer was a member of the Teamsters Local 116 and he was a steward for the union at the Creamery. He was also a life member of the Moorhead VFW. Nelmer enjoyed yard work and gardening, reading the Fargo Forum, listening to talk radio and watching sports on TV. He was known for the neatness and beauty of his yard as well as his excellent penmanship. Nelmer had a great sense of humor and enjoyed a joke or two. His boisterous laugh would ring if it was a good one.
On Dec. 2, 2009, Nelmer’s beloved wife, Rose, died. He continued to make his home in Moorhead where he was cared for by his family until his death at Sanford Health.
Nelmer lived a simple and good life. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by many.
Nelmer is survived by his children, Sue (Warren) Boyd, Bismarck, N.D., Dave (Sue) Eberhardt, Isanti, Minn., and Keith Eberhardt, Fargo; a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Gomez, Grand Forks, N.D.; six grandchildren, Nathan Boyd, Amber (Eric) Boyd-Lutheran, Adam Eberhardt, Cassie Eberhardt, Jordan Eberhardt, and Brandon (Amber) Eberhardt; two great-grandchildren, Elias and Ann Katherine Eberhardt, and one great-grandchild due in January; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Georgia (Merle) Taylor, Jean Boothroyd, Evelyn (Ole) Kroshus, Violet Stein, and General (Gail) Dalen; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Jim Traun, Arlo Douglas and Tim Henry; and his “earthly angels,” Pat Carroll, Judy Doll, and Colleen Lanners.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Russell; and a son, Bruce.
Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, 309 4th Street N, Fargo.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead.
Arrangements with Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead.