Steven Earl Nelson, 64 of Lancaster, Missouri passed away in Unionville, Missouri on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

The son of William Dean and Helen Jane (Billings) Nelson, he was born on March 8, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa.  He was a graduate of Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Iowa.  Following his graduation from high school, he completed an electrical apprentice program and then obtained his status as master electrician.   On November 1, 1980 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Queen City, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Terri Swedberg.  

Steve is survived by his wife, Terri Nelson of Lancaster, Missouri; two daughters, Becky Schurman and husband, Andy of Milo, Iowa and Michelle Whitlock of Lancaster, Missouri; three grandchildren, Kayli Yeggy and husband, Ryan of Milo, Iowa, Cody Schurman and wife, Amie of Ankeny, Iowa and Hannah Whitlock of Lancaster, Missouri; two great–grandchildren, Kash and Klayton Yeggy of Milo, Iowa; his mother, Helen Jane Nelson of Indianola, Iowa; two brothers, Randy Nelson of Indianola, Iowa and Robbie Nelson and wife, Diana of Lancaster, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members.

Steve is preceded in death by his father, William Nelson; brother, Dennis Nelson; his father-in-law, Deryl Swedberg and brother-in-law, Dean Swedberg.

Steve is a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Queen City, Missouri. He is also a member of the Schuyler County Rotary Club, Friendly Order of Eagle’s, Glenwood Masonic Lodge 427, a former member of the Lion’s Club and Moila Shrine.  He was also a long-time board member for the Lancaster Country Club and Lake Thunderhead in Unionville, Missouri.,

Steve and Terri owned and operated Nelson Electric in Lancaster, Missouri for 39 years and also operated stores in Memphis, Kirksville and Unionville, Missouri. 

His hobbies included family time, fishing, motorcycles, collecting and fixing anything and cheering on his grandchildren, nieces and nephews in their activities.  He touched the lives of many and will be missed greatly.

A celebration of life was held on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Whippoorwill.   Memorials have been established for Schuyler County Rotary Scholarship Fund and Lake Thunderhead Fish Committee. 

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri.