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Lloyd Allen Nelson

Lloyd Allen Nelson

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 college, 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 then in Casa Grande, Arizona.
They settled first in Levelland and then later moved to Burnet.
Lloyd maintained a close relationship with his Colorado family and missed northeastern Colorado.
He retained his love of the land and farming from his youth and maintained an interest in the family farm. He 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 a sister, Betty Lockhart.
He 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.
Lloyd is survived by 15 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; brothers, Jim and Arlo (Jody) Nelson; and sister, Connie (Dennis) Hawes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 13, at 2 p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Home in Burnet.
Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Bertram.
Friends and family are invited for light refreshments at David and Lorene Visser’s home in Bertram after the burial.

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