Lyle and Betty Nelson

Lyle and Betty Nelson Lyle and Betty Nelson, 79 and 75, Parker, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at their home. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at Grace Lutheran Church, Parker with burial in Rosehill Cemetery, Parker. Visitation with family present was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the church with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements were by Hofmeister-Jones Funeral Home, Parker. Lyle Burdette Nelson was born on May 18, 1929 in Hurley, to Harvey and Bertha (Jensen) Nelson. He joined the Air Force at 17 years of age and received his GED while in the service. Betty Lou Haase was born on March 6, 1933 in Parker, to Gustav and Clara (Bertelson) Haase. When she was very young her father died and her mother married Ted Tysdal whom became her step dad. She graduated from Parker High School where she was crowned the homecoming queen. Lyle and Betty were married on Aug. 10, 1952 at Grace Lutheran Church in Parker. They were blessed with three children, Terry, Thomas and Patricia. Lyle served as a state radio dispatcher and State Trooper in the South Dakota Highway Patrol for 27 years, retiring as a sergeant. Betty worked as a police department dispatcher, a nurse��?s aide and in the Lincoln County Courthouse. She enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adeline��?s Choir. Lyle and Betty were loving, supportive parents and were especially talented grandparents. They enjoyed their travels to new places; Ireland was a favorite. They had soft hearts for all people and creatures. Proud of sharing their lives are their children, Terry and wife Kathy, Vermillion, Tom and wife Gail, Littleton, CO, and Patti Block and husband Lenny, Canton; four grandchildren, Ashley, Len, Burdette Lyle, and Katie; and a great grandson, James; Betty��?s sister, Delores Wray, Sioux Falls; Lyle��?s brother and sisters, Lloyd Nelson, Kansas City, MO, Virginia Blase, Madison, and Vivian Schumacher, Luverne, MN. They were preceded in death by their parents, Betty��?s step dad, Ted; and a niece Rebecca; and Lyle��?s brothers and sisters, Virgil, Merle, Helen, and Fern in infancy, and a nephew, Steven. For obituary and online registry please visit

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