Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell. Military Rites will follow by the Newell American Legion. Visitation will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 from 3-6 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of the arrangements.
Jack Nielsen was born Jan. 16, 1933 in Newell, the son of Victor and Mildred (Bulick) Nielsen. He graduated from Newell High School in 1951 and was drafted in the United States Army following graduation.
On Nov. 23, 1957, Jack was united in marriage to Kathryn Elizabeth Bell.
Jack worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a farmer until his retirement. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables and flowers with many friends and family. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he enjoyed sharing the love of fishing, hunting, and farming with them.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Tom Nielsen of Newell; Mike (Dellene) Nielsen of Bartlesville, Okla.; Mariane Nielsen of Sutherland; Dan (Lonna) Nielsen of St. Charles; Sharon Nielsen and Jeff Stange of Pomeroy; and Mark (Meg) Nielsen of Truesdale; grandchildren: Jasen Nielsen, Kyle Nielsen, Tammy Nielsen, Jaclyn Nielsen, JD Nielsen, John Nielsen, Jenna Nielsen, Melea Nielsen, JoAnn Nielsen, Brandon Chiles, Michelea Bonner, Zach Chiles, Samantha Stange, Grant Stange, Liz Stange, and Adam Stange.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his brothers Kenny and Neal.