Nelson and his wife owned and operated the family business, Schendel Pest Control, from 1970 until they sold the business in 2008.
DUNDEE — Byron Keith Nelson, 74, died Nov. 10, at his home. Born April 8, 1939, in Clay Center, he was the son of Raymond Emanuel and Nina Irene (Fritz) Nelson. He was raised in Cleburne, Olsburg and Alta Vista areas, graduating from Alta Vista High School. He attended Kansas State University, studying biology and wildlife management. On Sept. 11, 1960, he married Carolyn Parsons in White city. She survives. A Great Bend resident since 1970, coming from Lawrence, he and his wife owned and operated the family business, Schendel Pest Control, from 1970 until they sold the business in 2008. MNelson was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, being active on many boards, Sunday School, and the choir. He was also active in Stephen’s Ministry, living out his faith, and a member of the Kansas Pest Control Association, serving as president in 1985 and Hall of Fame inductee in 2000. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Nelson, and three sons.