Warren Burk Nelson
October 19, 1928 – October 11, 2020
Burk Nelson, age 91, peacefully passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior
on October 11, 2020.
Warren was born in
Twin Falls, Idaho on October 19, 1928 to Theodore and Kathaleene (Culbertson)
Dad lived in the Shoshone area where
his father worked for the Bureau of Reclamation on the Big Wood and Milner-Gooding
Canals. They moved to Nyssa, Oregon during the construction of the Owyhee Project
and to Emmett during the construction of the Black Canyon Project.
The family moved to Notus when his father
became the first manager of the Black Canyon Irrigation District.
While living in Notus, his family attended
the Notus First Baptist Church.
put his trust in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
graduating from Notus High School in 1946, he attended the College of Idaho where
he majored in chemistry.
He quit college
when he and his brother, Stan, were given the opportunity to develop a farm in
Sand Hollow area north of Caldwell.
his brother cleared the sage brush and installed one of the first sprinkler irrigation
systems in Idaho.
Warren married Velma
Siebenberg at the Notus First Baptist Church on March 23, 1950.
They started their life together farming in
Four sons (Thomas, Jay,
Joseph and Jeffery) and one daughter (Kathleen) were born to them during this
In 1964, they sold the farm and moved
the family to Meridian. The family attended Baptist Temple in Boise and, later
Meridian First Baptist Church.
1966, Dad returned to college and earned a business degree at Boise State
College. He worked at Ames Irrigation and then worked for General Tire as a
credit manager until his retirement in 1985.
Warren built Velma’s dream cabin at Star Ranch
(near Placerville), Idaho where they moved in1996
bought a sawmill and built another cabin using insulated logs that he designed
and manufactured on his cabin site in Star Ranch, Idaho.
He also participated in the construction and
renovation of several buildings at Camp Pinewood in McCall.
was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, son, Jay, and daughter,
He is survived by Thomas (Rosalee)
Nelson of Boise, Joseph (Nina) Nelson of Meridian, Jeffery Nelson of Caldwell,
11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations can be made to Camp
PO Box 549,
services will be held at
Meridian First Baptist Church, 428 W. Pine Avenue, Meridian, ID, Monday, October
19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
will follow at Meridian Cemetery. Services are under the direction of
Alden-Wagoneer Funeral Chapel, 208-376-5400.
The family thanks the St Luke’s Hospice team and the employees at Regency at Columbia Village, for their help and support.