Born to Donald and Twila Nelson on July 1st, 1953, Larry Dean Nelson was the second of five boys. He lived his whole life in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Benson High School in 1971. He earned an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology from UNO and worked as an electronics engineer for 22 years with Burroughs Corp and then Control Services. He married his high school sweetheart, Barb Nelson, in 1974 and they were blessed with 10 children. His life was forever changed when he found Jesus as his Savior and was born again in 1978. Ten years later, he was asked to start a new church in Millard. Throughout 31 years of faithfully pastoring the Millard Alliance Church, he touched so many lives with his biblical teaching, gentle encouragement, and his deep care for each person. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2015 and later with Lewy Body dementia also, and he passed away on December 7th, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents, and two of his sons, Jonathan and Caleb (Anna). He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barb, his children, Alicia Enquist (Justin), Peter (Ashlee), Anna Lackore (Evin), Micah (Esther), Luke (Emily), Josiah (Eliza), Levi (Hosanna), Grace Musah (Alim), his 25 precious grandchildren, his brothers Rich (M.A.), Dale (Kathy), Ken (Ginger), Kevin (Helen), and nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life service will be held at City Light Church- 3401 Oak View Dr on Thursday, December 22nd at 1:00pm.
Memorials can be given Millard Alliance Church (15405 Adams Street Omaha, NE 68137) and Heartland Neurological Therapy and Wellness Center (2546 River Road Drive Building C Waterloo, NE 68069)
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