Tyler Wayne Nelson, 34, of Loveland, Colo., died suddenly on April 24, 2017.  
Tyler was born July 19, 1982, in Fairfax, Mo.  
He made his home in several communities in Iowa, Nebraska, and Colorado.
Tyler graduated with the Class of 2001 in Nebraska City; attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa; earned an Associate of Science degree from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.
He was most recently employed as a Project Engineer for Heath Construction in Fort Collins.  
His family-friendly company provided the flexibility he needed to spend time with his children.  
He greatly appreciated the love and support he received from friends at Heath Construction (especially all those CSU tickets!).  He worked on many projects in the area including the Horsetooth Reservoir Visitors Center, CSU Ag Education Building, Stanley Pavilion, Anheuser Busch Beer Garden, and most recently, Realities for Children Homebase.
He loved sports.  He was a good athlete and enjoyed playing football, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, and golf.  
He loved bicycling, hunting, swimming, boating and camping.
Fishing, however, may have been his greatest passion. He loved the outdoors.  
He loved to root on his Colorado State Rams, Iowa State Cyclones, Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets and, of course, the Green Bay Packers.  
He cherished the times when he could attend sporting events with his children.  
His favorite times were watching or helping coach his own children as they participated in their sports.
He also enjoyed social competitions such as darts, billiards, and poker.  
Really, any good-natured game was where Tyler was in his element.
It was that good nature that was evident to anyone lucky enough to be the recipient of Tyler's sweet, beautiful smile.
It was a smile that he gave away freely as Tyler loved people - talking with them, learning about them and usually, trying to make them laugh.
Tyler also encouraged people to be the best they could be - he was an advocate for people's belief in themselves.
He loved to journal and would write sweet notes to family, friends and his children.  
He loved cinema of all varieties and liked to explore history through antiques.
He was a hard-worker, very dedicated and always determined in trying to do his best.  
Tyler was spiritually curious and enjoyed learning about other cultures and beliefs, volunteered regularly, and grew in his faith with others.
He used these experiences to forge a closer relationship with God.  
His Crossroads Church was very important to him.  
He loved how much the church supported the community with all the different projects and tried to participate as much as possible with his children.
What Tyler loved most however, was his family and friends, especially his children - Kaydence, Carter, and Braylee.  
He cherished every moment he had with his children and he never shined so brightly as when he could share in their triumphs and cater to their desires.  
His children are his joy.
Tyler is survived by his three children Kaydence Louise, Carter Michael, and Braylee Nicole Nelson; his father Wayne Eldon Nelson, and his mother Terri Gail Nelson; his grandmother, Alice Marie Hoshor; his brother Trent Wesley Nelson; his sister Alyssa Gail Nelson; his nephews Blake and Ethan who dearly loved Uncle Ty-Ty; aunts, uncles, cousins and all the many who loved him.
We love you Tyler, Always and Forever.
Services were on May 5, 2017 at Crossroads Church in Loveland.
We will be celebrating Tyler’s life on May 26, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. with an open house at Lied Lodge, 2700 Sylvan Road, Nebraska City, Nebraska, where
Tyler enjoyed working during his high school years.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nebraska City High School Class of 2001.
A fund has been set up at Arbor Bank, 911 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Please reference “Tyler Nelson Memorial Fund.”