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Constance "Connie" Marie Wilburn
June 27, 1948 - February 19, 2024

Place of Birth: Kenmare, North Dakota
Residence: Tioga, North Dakota
Age: 75

On February 19, 2024 Constance (Connie) Marie Wilburn, age 75, met her Savior face to face.

Connie was born June 27, 1948 to Hjalmer August and Florence Marion Nelson. Connie was raised on a farm north of Palermo and attended Sidonia Country School for grade school and Palermo for high school. She then graduated from Minot State College and received a bachelor’s degree for Elementary Education and a Minor in Music.

Connie married Gary Wilburn on June 8, 1969 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sidonia Township. She taught school for 2 years at Glenburn and also subbed at surrounding schools. Connie and Gary lived in Minot, Velva, Sawyer and settled in Tioga in 1982. Together they have 8 children.

Connie loved God with all her heart, soul, mind and strength. Her life was lived in the fullness of God. This was shown through her love and service to her family, friends and all who knew her. She loved music, singing and playing piano. Her love of God and His Word was everything, she was a student of the Word. She attended Tioga Assembly of God where she served in numerous ministries. Serving as Sunday school superintendent, teaching Sunday school, girls ministries, power kids, and singing. She also taught Bible studies at the nursing home. Connie was a Proverbs 31 woman and will be greatly missed.

Connie is survived by her husband, Gary; her children, Shayne (Corinne) Wilburn, their children Cody (Emily) their child, Serenity Wilburn, Shayna Ottesen-Wilburn; Chad Wilburn; Cory (Shiloh) Wilburn, their children Jax, Jolie, Drew; Crystal (Daniel) Weiland, their children Avryl, Petrah, Neva; Gary (Ashley) Wilburn, their children Ethan, Isabella; Charles Wilburn; Chantel (Patrick) Fretland, their children Coulee, Berklee; Rachel (Mark) Myers, their children James, Constance Lila, Leah; sibling, Sherry Andersen; sister-in-law, Caryn Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hjalmer and Marion Nelson; brother, James Nelson.

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Debbie Wonser (Tioga, ND)
Feb 21, 2024
I have never known a finer example of a Christian, godly woman than Connie Wilburn. My condolences to Connie's family and all who love her.
Laurie Rieniets
Feb 21, 2024
I’m so saddened to hear of Connie’s passing. I’m so thankful that God brought her into my life years ago to mentor me and encourage me in my Christian walk. She truly was the most Godly woman I have ever known personally - so full of joy always. Her love for Jesus was evident in everything she said and everything she did. May we all learn from her example. Praying for comfort for Connie’s whole family and all her friends as we grieve the loss of this wonderful lady.
Monica Essen Haskin (Williston, ND)
Feb 21, 2024
I am deeply sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She will be sadly missed by so many people. Keep her memories close. She is now free of pain, and her family has a beautiful angel watching over you all.
Lester Ronholdt (Williston, North Dakota)
Feb 22, 2024
Cory and the entire family. I am so sorry of your mother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
JoNell Gibson (Minot , ND)
Feb 22, 2024
I have so many wonderful memories of Connie. In school, she was always so sweet and kind, never a nasty word about anyone!!! Always smiling and laughing.
I am so sorry for your loss, she will leave a huge hole in everyone 's lives.
Love and prayers to all.
Judy Watland (Reno, NV)
Feb 23, 2024
I was not able to attend the service for Connie in person but I appreciated the opportunity to participate live-stream. Connie was one of my first friends as a young child, growing up together. Her life always reflected Jesus love and light…she inspired my life through her genuine faith.
I pray for comfort for her family as they mourn her death in this life but rejoice in her joy as she goes to her eternal heavenly home.
Terry Bomstad (Palermo , North Dakota)
Feb 23, 2024
Sherry, Gary a family- so very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing, our farms were a mile apart a Connie would babysit me years ago, and has always had a special place in my heart! She is one of the kindest, sweetest and Godly people I know! I would see her occasionally at the 4th of July Parade in Stanley and yes, all these years later still the sweet person she always was! Always willing to share of the goodness of our Lord!! She will be missed but it’s not goodbye, it’s till we meet again!! God Bless!
Larry Lund (San Marcos, Texas)
Mar 25, 2024
Dear Gary and Family,

I just heard of Connie's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. Connie was such a sweet person. I have fond church memories of her my last couple years of living in Tioga ('88 and '89).

May the Lord continue to comfort you.

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