Lloyd G. Nelson, 78, of Staples died peacefully in his sleep October 2, 2017 at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.
Arrangements are with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.
Lloyd was born July 30, 1939 to Ernest and Albena (Brabec) Nelson in rural Browerville. He graduated from Staples High School in 1957. He worked at Batcher’s Department Store in Staples, before joining the U.S. Air Force. He married Ellen Thorp at the Staples Congregational Church in September, 1962. He returned to Staples and operated Nelson Insurance Agency until his retirement. Lloyd was active in the community as a member of the Staples Fire Department, Staples School Board, Jaycees, Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club, hospital board, church boards and others.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years; two sons, Scott (Doreen) Nelson of Barnesville and Kevin (Julie) Nelson of Staples and one daughter, Terri (Jason) Anderson of Motley; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gary (Marian) Nelson of Staples and John (Dodie) Nelson of Sauk Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents.