Terry Nelson – UPDATED


Funeral services for 66-year old Terry Nelson of Gordon, NE, are Thurs, Jan 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Gordon City Auditorium, Gordon.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Rushville, NE.

Terry L Nelson passed away Jan 7, 2022, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE.

A memorial has been established for the Gordon or Rushville Rural Volunteer Fire Departments and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343

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Terry Leonard Nelson was born June 8, 1955, to Forrest and Hazeloraine (Sandoz) Nelson in Gordon and passed away on January 7, 2022, in Scottsbluff, NE.

Terry grew up on the family ranch north of Lakeside and made his choice to serve God when he was 11; he remained true to that choice his whole life.

Terry lived with his cousins, the Swaynes, while completing the first 2 years of high school, in Gordon, then lived with Clifford and Sybil Sager while attending Rushville High School for the final two years and graduated in 1973. After graduation, he continued his ranching career.

On November 23, 1991, Terry was married to Kristine Schuebel. To this union two children were born, Troy and Tara. Terry carried on the ranching tradition for 47 years, caring for the land and cattle he loved. Due to his struggle with Myasthenia Gravis and his deteriorating health, he retired in 2020 and moved to Gordon in August 2021, leaving the care of his land and cattle to the next generation.

Terry was a quiet, God-fearing man who cared deeply for his wife and children. He dedicated his life to the Lord, his family, his cattle, his horses, dogs and cats.

Terry knew his cows, even when he couldn’t see them. He knew their pedigrees, their histories, and their attitudes. He had a story for every valley of his ranch; stories of family history, of horse wrecks, of changes in the land, of bulls that had the best daughters and ones that made snorty cows.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Hazeloraine Nelson.

He is survived by his wife Kristine of Gordon; his son Troy (Sara) of Columbia, MO; his daughter Tara of Ellsworth; brother Trent (Sandra) Nelson of Alliance; sister Trenda (Jonathan) Nielson of Ellsworth; stepmother Lillian Nelson of Alliance, and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon is in charge of arrangements for Terry Nelson.

2 thoughts on “Terry Nelson – UPDATED”

  1. Kris and family: my heart is broken for all of you. It is so hard to imagine that Terry is gone. I hope all of you know my heart and thoughts are with you!

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