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Chris L. Nelsen

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chris L. Nelsen

Aug. 17, 1959 - Jan. 11, 2013

MAXWELL, Nebraska -- Chris L. Nelsen, age 53, of York, Nebraska, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, near Maxwell.

He was born Aug. 17, 1959, at McCook, Nebraska, 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. Then on Nov. 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, Nebraska; twin daughters, Erica LaRae (Brett) Bartlett of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Joslyn Renee Nelsen of Curtis; son, Brian (Chelsea) Reese of Hickman, Nebraska; daughter Jenny (James) Snook of Lincoln, Nebraska and son, Tyler Reese, also of Lincoln. Also surviving is his brother, Don Nelsen ( Johnna Rutenber) of Krum, Texas and his sisters, Charlene (Gaylord) Johnson of Hastings, Nebraska, Emily (Lumir) Hayek of Ord, Nebraska, 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 are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in York with Mary Scott officiating. Private family inurnment to be held at a later date. Family will greet friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place.

Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.