Lorne Nestrud was local soil scientist
Lorne Maynard Nestrud, 96, passed away July 21, 2013, in Papillion, Neb.
Lorne Maynard Nestrud was born at Lakefield, Minn., on Sept. 16, 1916. His parents were Adolph J. and Carrie Matilda (Mahre) Nestrud. He had two brothers, Arden and Maurice, and one sister, Inez Erickson.
Lorne started college at the University of Nebraska and then went to SDSU in Brookings, where he graduated with a B.S. in agronomy and economics. Lorne was also active in ROTC on campus.
While at SDSU, Lorne met Marjorie Walder. They were married on Dec. 22, 1941, in a small Lutheran church in Northwood, Iowa.
Lorne became a U.S. Army Captain in WWII from 1942 to 1945. He was in the European Theater of Operations with the 94th Division, 1st Battalion, 376th Infantry Regiment. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star in 1945.
Lorne worked for the Soil Conservation Service as a soil scientist. He work in Sioux Falls from 1946 to 1961, Mobridge from 1961 to 1967 and Newton, Iowa, in 1967 and 1968. He retired after 36 years of service.
Loren loved fishing and spent many vacations in Minnesota and also had a retirement home at Village of Holiday Lakes, Port Charlotte, Fla., where he enjoyed fishing and shrimping. Lorne also liked hunting, golfing and gardening.
In 2005, Lorne and Marj moved to Immanuel Trinity Village in Papillion. They were active members of the Lutheran church in all of the communities that they lived throughout their lives. Lorne taught Sunday school and adult Bible classes (Bethel Series). They were cornerstone members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.
Lorne was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. Surviving family includes daughters, Penny (Norman) Bower, and Barbara (Lynn) Lueder, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.