Lloyd Nelson, age 87, of Isanti passed away December 8, 2007 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 11th at Country Roads Church in rural Stacy with Pastor Gary Bawden officiating. A visitation will be held from 4 – 8 P.M. on Monday, December 10th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the funeral Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in Fridsborg Cemetery.
Lloyd Wallace Nelson was born June 27, 1920 in East Bethel to Alfred and Lena Nelson. His family lived in several places when he was growing up. On April 18, 1942 he married Anita Hedin. Lloyd served in the Army during World War II. They made their home in Maplewood from 1947 – 1961 and they then moved to Oxford Township in Isanti County. Lloyd worked at the Ford Plant in St Paul for 30 years, retiring in September of 1976. He also farmed and continued to farm after retiring from Ford. In 1988 he sold his cows but continued to crop farm. His wife, Anita, died July 24, 1995. On February 17, 2001 he married June Anderson and they made their home in Athens Township, rural Isanti. Lloyd was an active member of Country Roads Church and was voted a permanent deacon by the congregation. Lloyd loved his family and grandchildren and all of the family activities. He also enjoyed traveling, woodworking, golfing, hunting and just being in the yard and outdoors.
Lloyd passed away at his home on December 8, 2007 at the age of 87 years, 5 months and 11 days. He is survived by his wife, June of Isanti; 2 sons, Douglas Nelson and Iola Mraz of Barnum, Roger (Jeneane) Nelson of Oxford; 2 step-children, Marcia (Robert) Anderson of Becker, Randy (Lynn) Anderson of Richfield; 9 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria Peterson of Pine City; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.