Donald "Don" E. Nielsen
March 21, 1942 - September 5, 2022

Donald "Don" E. Nielsen

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Donald 'Don' Eugene Nielsen, age 80, of Hooper
Passed away, Monday September 5, 2022 at Nye Legacy in Fremont.

Don was born March 21, 1942 to Magnus and Alma 'Johansen' Nielsen at the Harrington Midwife House in Fremont. He attended Rosedale District #65 through the 8th grade, and then graduated from Fremont High School in 1959. Don spent his working career self-employed in construction in the Fremont area until retirement in 2010. During his early working years, he served in the Nebraska Army National Guard.

Don loved the country life, raising angus cattle, monitoring the local farm operations, and everything John Deere - most importantly, restoring his dad's 1949 John Deere B. He enjoyed his Saturday morning breakfast crew where all of the world problems were solved. He loved watching football, tennis and golf on TV. He loved being outside on his acreage mowing and doing his chores.

Don is survived by his two sons, Robert (Carol) Nielsen of Fremont and Mark (Tanya) Nielsen of Kansas City, his 5 grandchildren Dylan Nielsen, Harper Nielsen, Quinn Nielsen, Magnus Nielsen and Tara Wasenius. Don is also survived by a brother Leonard (Carol) Nielsen of Fremont and many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gerald Nielsen and special friend Janis Tibke.

The memorial service will be 10:30am, Thursday, September 8, 2022 at First Lutheran Church in Fremont. There is no viewing but the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. A memorial will be established at a later date.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Family present 6-8pm
Ludvigsen Mortuary - Fremont
1249 E. 23rd St.
Fremont, NE  68025
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Thursday, September 8, 2022
First Lutheran Church
3200 East Military Avenue
Fremont, NE  68025
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  1. Ed Soll
    Very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother,Leonard. Darn time keeps marching on for all of us I guess. Don graduated in the same class as my sister in 1959.
  2. La Donna (Doni) Brainard
    Robbie and Mark: sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad. I knew him well 'way back when'! Keep your memories alive! Doni Brainard
  3. April Busch
    Mark, Tanya, and Family,

    I'm so sorry for your loss, I'll be thinking of you.
  4. Debbi (Nielsen)White & Family
    Rob, Mark and Family
    I am think of you and your families. Love you all! Uncle Don will be greatly missed!

    Debbi, Jeff, Jade, McKenzie and Austin

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