Lloyd G Nelson, age 78, of Staples MN died peacefully in his sleep on October 2, at Lakewood Health System Care Center. Lloyd was born July 30, 1939 to Ernest and Albena (Brabec) Nelson in rural Browerville. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 55 years Ellen (Thorp) Nelson and their three children, Scott (Doreen) Nelson of Barnesville, Kevin (Julie) Nelson of Staples and Terri (Jason) Anderson of Motley; eight grandchildren, four step grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and brothers Gary (Marian) Nelson of Staples and John (Dodie) Nelson of Sauk Rapids.
Lloyd graduated from Staples High School in 1957 and after a short stint at Batcher's Department Store, joined the U.S. Air Force. Lloyd returned to Staples and operated Nelson Insurance Agency until his retirement. Lloyd was active in the community as a member of Staples Fire Department, Staples School Board, Jaycees, Masonic Lodge, Rotary, Hospital board, church boards and others.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents.