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Lloyd Nelson

July 29, 1933 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 88)


Lloyd Allen Nelson, 88, passed away December 27, 2021, in Bertram, Texas. He was born to John and Clara Nelson on July 29, 1933, in Peetz, Colorado.  Lloyd grew up in the wheat farming community of Peetz and attended Peetz High School.  Upon graduation he worked in the oilfield and then was drafted into the US Army and served during the Korean conflict, mostly in Germany.  Upon completing his military service he then attended Northeastern Junior College and the University of Colorado.  While attending C.U. he married Arlee Visser on June 8, 1962.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado in 1963.  

Lloyd started his career in banking in Sterling, Colorado. His career took them to, Delta, Colorado, Los Alamos, New Mexico and then back to northeastern Colorado.  They resided in Wiggins, Colorado, for a few years and then to Haxtun, Colorado, where Lloyd finished his career as Owner and President of the Haxtun Community Bank.  Upon retirement, Lloyd and Arlee traveled for several years, spending the winters in south Texas and the then in Casa Grande, Arizona.  They settled first in Levelland, Texas, and then later moved to Burnet, Texas.  Lloyd maintained a close relationship with his Colorado family and missed northeastern Colorado.  Lloyd retained his love of the land and farming from his youth.  He maintained an interest in the family farm and loved a good conversation regarding crops, prices and the value of farmland.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers: John, Paul, Stan, Lyman, and Larry Nelson and sister Betty Lockhart.  

Lloyd is survived by his wife Arlee, his children Machelle (Troy) Nye of Sandpoint, Idaho, Chet (Kayleen) Nelson of Fulshear, Texas, Marcie (Steven) Hampton of San Angelo, Texas, Chris (Kim) Nelson of Liberty Hill, Texas, and Maren (Marcus) Wagner of Palisade, Colorado.  His is survived by fifteen grandchildren, Stephanie (Olan) Morrison, Malia, Luke, Bryce, Gerrit, and Graeme Nelson, Austin, Taylor, and Tyler Hampton, Matthew Martinez, Riley and Cooper Bryan, Boden Smith, and Brett and Hunter Wagner. He is also survived by four great grandchildren and brothers Jim and Arlo Nelson, and sister Connie Hawes, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

The memorial service will be held January 13th at 2:00PM at Jenkins Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas.  Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Bertram, Texas.  Friends and family are invited for light refreshments at David and Lorene Visser’s home in Bertram, Texas after the burial.

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Memorial Service
January 13, 2022

2:00 PM
Jenkins Funeral Home
109 N. Main St
Burnet, TX 78611

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