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Chris L. Nelsen age 53 of York, NE died Friday, January 11, 2013 near Maxwell, NE. He was born August 17, 1959 at McCook, NE to Robert ‘LeRoy’ and Velma (Ramels) Nelsen and graduated in 1978 from Curtis-Medicine Valley High School. Chris was a longtime sales Manager at Scott-Hourigan CO in York. Chris loved golfing, attending farm shows and traveling for work. He also enjoyed his toy tractor collection and his two best buddies “Jazzy and Lizzy.” In December of 1979 Chris was married to Judy Jurgens at Curtis, NE. Then on November 28, 1998 he was married to Denise (Reese) Shirley at North Platte.
He is survived by his wife Denise of York, his son Daniel Lee Nelsen of Moorefield, NE, twin
daughters Erica LaRae (Brett) Bartlett of Fayetteville, N.C., and Joslyn Renee Nelsen of Curtis, NE, son Brian (Chelsea) Reese of Hickman, NE, daughter Jenny (James) Snook of Lincoln, NE and son Tyler Reese also of Lincoln. Also surviving is his brother Don Nelsen ( Johnna Rutenber) of Krum, TX, and his sisters, Charlene (Gaylord) Johnson of Hastings, NE, Emily (Lumir) Hayek of Ord, NE, Janice Nelsen of Hastings and Lori (Tom) Tobiasson of North Platte.
His grandchildren include MacKenzie Nelsen and Bentley Campbell both of Curtis, Jacoby Snook of Lincoln, Batie Reese of Hickman and Brecken Bartlett of North Carolina and his in-laws Vernon “Sonny” (Eileen) Shirley of North Platte. Many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the First United
Methodist Church in York with Mary Scott officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a
later date. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.