Ronald D Nielsen
Ronald "Ron" Dean Nielsen
Ronald Dean Nielsen, 88, of Lewis, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Heritage House in Atlantic, Iowa.
The son of Alfred and Edna Nielsen, Ron was born June 17, 1924, in a farm house near Walnut, Iowa. He attended a country school through 8th grade. He joined the Army in 1942 and served in the Philippines until 1946 before being discharged. Ronnie farmed for several years around the Atlantic and Marne areas, then later worked for Lindeman Tractor in Atlantic as a mechanic before retiring.
Ronald was married to Audrey Bissell on January 24, 1954 in the Atlantic Methodist Church. The couple was blessed with three children.
He is survived by his wife Audrey; his daughter Kristina Ford (Carl) of Bridgewater, Iowa; two sons: Brent Nielsen (Mary) of Winchester, Virginia and David Nielsen (Kristi) of Washington, Iowa; six grandchildren: Natalie Lewis (Ernie) of Winchester, Iowa, Rachael Morrison (Zac) of Washington, Iowa, Bryce Nielsen of Washington, Iowa, Amanda Nielsen and fiancée Andrew Robertson of Iowa City, Iowa, Gregory and Tyler Ford of Bridgewater, Iowa; one granddaughter: Makayla Scott of Washington, Iowa; two great grandchildren: Makayla Morrison of Washington, Iowa and Michael Robertson of Iowa City, Iowa; and two great step-grandchildren: Lexie and Karli Lewis of Winchester, Virginia; and many relatives and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters: Marian, Margaret, Dorothy and Shirley; one brother: Clarence Nielsen; two brothers-in-law: Bernie Chapman and Rex Inman.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
Ronald Dean Nielsen
June 17, 1924
ENTERED INTO REST
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
At the age of 88 years, 8 months and 16 days
Saturday, March 9th, 2013
United Congregational Methodist Church in Lewis, Iowa
Pastor Nadine Adyt
“How Great Thou Art”
“Hymn of Promise”
Ernie Lewis Zac Morrison Bryce Nielsen
Andrew Robertson Gregory Ford Tyler Ford
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Natalie Lewis Rachael Morrison Amanda Nielsen Makayla Scott
Lexie Lewis Karli Lewis Makayla Morrison Michael Robertson
Susie and Larry Campbell Shirley Shannon
MILITARY COMMITTAL SERVICE
Oakwood Cemetery in Lewis, Iowa
Friends and relatives are invited to return to the
church for a luncheon following the committal service.