Lloyd E. Nerland, age 67, of Apple Valley, passed away on August 26, 2012. Lloyd served in the US Army for 38 years and retired as a LT. Colonel. He is preceded in death by parents, Earl and Mildred. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Pat; children, Michelle (Mike) Thelen, Christopher (Tara) Nerland and Jennifer (Tom) Wheeler; 10 grandchildren, Tim, Kayla & Hayley Thelen,Natalie, Sophia & Chloe Wheeler and Logan, Lauren, Ethan & Sean Nerland. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Risen Savior Catholic Church 1501 Co Rd 42. Burnsville, with visitation on Thursday, (8/30) from 5-8 PM at the White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave, also 1 hr prior to Mass at church. Interment, Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10 AM, assembly area #4
Lloyd Nerland was born on December 27,1944, to Earl and Mildred (Reiprich) Nerland at Webster, SD. His father was in the Navy during WWII when he was born. In 1959, they moved to Huron, SD. He graduated from Huron High School in 1963. He attended Huron College in 1963 and in 1965 attended San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in San Francisco, CA. He graduated with a B.S. In July of 1967, he joined the South Dakota Military Academy and retired after 38 years as Lt. Colonel. On November 13, 1970, he married Patricia McLaughlin in Mason City, IA. They later moved to St. Paul and in 1975 moved to Rosemount. In 1991, they moved to Apple Valley. He retired from Sharp Electronics after more then 20 years. In April of 2012, he was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame for his band Jay Bee and the Kats. He loved playing guitar.
Lloyd loved his guitar, cars, his family and spending time at his condo in Florida.
Lloyd suffered a stroke, January 26, 2008 and surcummed to the complications of the stroke on Sunday morning after suffering a brain aneurysm.